Does a snake hibernate?
Yes,sometimes (snakes living in warmer tropics and subtropics has been seen to remain active throughout the year.) they do. Cold has a narcotic effect on them. As we all know snakes being cold blooded,their body temp changes with the outer ambient temp.Extreme cold thus could stop all the enzymatic activities which in turn could hamper all vital bodily metabolic processes essential for sustaining life on earth.That's why snakes undergo hibernation (a practical dead like state with lowest of metabolic activity) until and unless the period of stress or cold is over.
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How common is it for cats to literally dig hibernating snakes out of their burrows in the winter and how do cats manage to find these snakes?
My cat is outside off and on during the day and she will go after mice or squirrels, but never have I heard of a going after a snake. I suppose anything is possible. Cats as you know are generally nocturnal so who knows what the little rat bags are up too. Once my cat dragged in a hefty rat and scar…ed the heck out of me. She hadn't killed it so I think it was just instincts that made her do it (in the house most of the time) and then she didn't know what to do with it once it was in the house. I threw a towel over the poor frightened rat and threw it back outside. Where I live it's unusual to have rats close to homes, but if you live within 1 - 2 miles from a railroad (I do) they will often go after the grains dropped from the box cars and if this is not available they will go to homes and after bird feeders for the seeds. You have quite some cat there. Marcy Answer My cat, which is supposed to be a house cat, likes to slip out whenever she can to hunt. It's rather distressing to have to rescue baby rabbits, but I have kids and as far as I'm concerned snakes are fine prey. This past December she dug a young Copperhead out of a hole - my own kids and one of the neighbors kids saw her do it. Fortunately, because it had been hibernating it was too sluggish to fight back and Tenshi (our cat) chewed it up. Then early this spring she was seen digging a common garter snake out of a hole in our neighbor's yard. Upon further observation, we discovered that she would prowl the yard during the day - who knows what she does at night - and when she found a hole, she'd stick a paw down in it and fish around. It's hilarious to watch. Now that it's warm, hopefully the snakes have moved out of their temporary homes. Otherwise, she may be in for an unpleasant, maybe even fatal, surprise. I wish now that we hadn't had her spayed. I'd love to find some snake hunters and try to breed that trait. Don't get me wrong I don't hate snakes. I'm not really even frightened of them, except when I'm startled by finding one unexpectedly. But if she's going to keep my yard free of Copperheads...well, I wanna know where to find more cats like her! Answer WOW! I've never seen a cat do that. Anyway. the cat probably just smelled the snake underneath it. Snakes aren't very clean animals (frequently rolling in their own poo) so they really stink. I imagine the cat could smell it very well with its better sense of smell than humans. ( Full Answer )
Hibernation is when an animal goes to rest for the winter season to stay warm. Not all animals hibernate. Hibernating results in a deep sleep over a period of time that limits bodily functions. Many forest animals such as bears, deer, owls, and other warm blooded animals stock up on fat by eating… tremendous amounts of food. Once they have enough body fat to keep warm and survive during the winter season, they hibernate. Only one animal is known to actually go into a deep sleep and not hibernate, the grizzly bear - its bodily functions do not slow as happens in hibernation, but it has special bidy functions instead. Hibernate means that a animal stocks up on food and then sleeps throughout winter. Hibernation occurs in mammals like bears and squirrels during the winter, where they store food in the fall, and then sleep throughout the entire winter season, and wake up in the spring. Otherwise, the mammals wouldn't be able to find their food in the winter, and hibernation makes them sleep and not get hungry, and slows down their heart rate and the need for food untile spring. Some species of animal hibernate during the winter, meaning they enter sort of a low-cost sleep state. They metabolize nutrients stored during the fall more slowly, keeping a lower body temperature, and breathing more slowly. It's a way to conserve energy during cold weather, instead of eating more in order to combat the cold. Hibernating means when an animal sleeps in winter and wakes up when the weather gets warmer. when it gets to cold some animals such as bears,snakes,salomanders and more go to sleep in winter and awake in spring. The animals basically store food in body to last during winter. It is a whole process of temperature. Many animals do not hibernate because they can survive the long winters. ( Full Answer )
Snakes do hibernate. They hide in caves, hollow logs, exct. Some snakes share there dins with other snakes, the can be about 50 snakes in one din/cave.
Snakes do not bite in hibernation, because they are unconscious.However, it is difficult to tell how deeply asleep the snake is, sodisturbing it is not advised.
In areas of the world where there is winter, snakes seek subsurface shelter during the winter months. In the mountains, large snakes sometimes share dens, presumably because there aren't enough cavities for each snake to have its own, but in other areas most do so individually. But also, by hibernat…ing together, they cluster, thus conserving their heat, as they are 'cold-blooded'. Some snakes commonly use stump and root holes, mammal burrows, and loose soil for their dens, it's rare for snakes to winter in buildings; they seem to prefer natural underground retreats. In the Northern hemisphere, most snakes are in or close to their wintering sites from mid-October to mid-March. While in their dens they cease all activity to conserve energy (they are already cold blooded, and need to avoid freezing) and effectively survive hibernation. ( Full Answer )
Snakes that Hibernate in Maine . Although there are several species of non-venemous snakes that hibernate during Maine's long, cold winter months, the garter snake actually benefits from this act. According the the Web site of Gartersnake.info, "Hibernation in reptiles is called brumation." Basic…ally, the reptile is not living off fat reserves like mammals do. Instead the reptile's metabolism slows down so much that it uses very little energy during the winter. It is somewhat awake and active, but due to the cold and its slowed metabolism, it does not lose any substantial amount of weight during the winter. ( Full Answer )
in very cold cold arias like Alaska or Antarctica There are no snakes in Ireland for the simple reason that they can't get there, they died out over 15000 years ago
As with any snakes, Australian snakes may or may not hibernate, according to the weather. Snakes are cold-blooded, and rely on the heat of the sun to raise their body temperature enough for them to become active.. Snakes shelter in rock crevices and logs during cold weather and come out on warm day…s to sunbake. While they are less active in the cooler months throughout Queensland, the Northern Territory, northern South Australia, Western Australian (except the far southern region) and New South Wales (except for the Alpine areas and High Country), they do not hibernate in these areas. In Tasmania, southern Victoria, the Alpine regions of Victoria and the southern coast of South Australia, snakes do hibernate. ( Full Answer )
No - not all. Only those living in temperate climates (where the winter temperature drops very low) need to hibernate. Snakes actually brumate, not hibernate. It's like hibernation, but they just slow down, not go to sleep for months.
A snake hibernates in the beginning of Winter, and come out when the frost is over! Does that answer your question? "they hibernate in the summer because they can't take the heat" - very incorrect, the opposite is true! Most snakes don't hibernate, it's only the ones that live outside of the tro…pics, and that is because of lack of food, and lack of thermal energy (I answered a similar question to this, see below it should help!) Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why do snakes hibernate and when do they do it#ixzz22TOkQXnM ( Full Answer )
well snakes are creations by god and are slithering creatures, there are 3 groups of snakes, venomous, nonvenomous, and constrictors. venomous snakes are snakes that are deadly so you do not want to get near them, how you can tell the snake is venomous you can look at it head shape, if its a triangl…e its a venomous or a constrictor. it will have a round head if its a nonvenomous. constrictors are snakes that will squeeze and choke you then eat you. lucky for us they are mostly inAfrica. if you were to FUD a snake its most likely to be nonvenomous. P.S. if you live in the south west in America and you hear a rattle? RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S.S. cause that's a rattlesnake (very deadly). . BE,VERY CAREFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( Full Answer )
Snakes can slither, hiss, bite, inject poison into their victims and they can come to your backyard.
Snakes seek subsurface areas and form clusters to stay warm inplaces that have winter months. Mudfish hibernate in the moistureunder the mud.
Those species that hibernate do so for as long as the temperature remains too cold for them to be active. Usually during the coldest two months of winter.
Some snakes do hibernate but some doesn't. They hibernate to stay away from the cold since they can't make themselves warm.
some snakes hibernate, none migrate, but many live in areas where there is no need to hibernate or migrate as their habitat does not have promonant seasons. Why was this question put under whales? whales and snakes are two completely different organisms.
If your snake is hibernating, it will still be moving slowly, and breathing. If your snake is dead, it will most likely not be moving, and it won't be breathing. However, some dead snakes will still bite and twitch a little after they die. This will usually last for a few minutes.
hibernate means stand by HIBERNATION is a state of regulated hypothermia undergone by some animals to conserve energy during the winter. to pass the winter in a torpid or resting state to be or become inactive or dormant
If you want to have baby corns your female corn need to hibernate. Reason is simple, female corns have big job(to bring babys to the world). Anyway you can put your male to hibernate too.
If you can't get out of hibernate, you (most likely) have a serious problem. Obviously you tried to turn it back on with the power button, so that can't be your problem. Try the Hard Drive in a different computer (the one you asked this question on) and see if it boots up. If not, take it to someone… you trust to fix it, whether it be a friend or a company. Friends are always much better. Next time, don't put bears in the tag. That would be considered near spamming. ( Full Answer )
Snakes are cold blooded. They must stay warm in the winter, but they do not migrate. You will find snakes below wood piles, in rabbit holes, or in other spots that do not freeze in the winter.
Some snakes bite with poisonous fangs and kill their prey, and some snakes choke their prey and then swallows , some snakes are even harmless.
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depends on the snake.. i was out one night and i saw what i think was a very small snake it was like 3 or 4 inches and im pretty sure it wasnt a worm or centipede because when i touched the thing, it moved very quick i tested it on other worms and centipedes by JZ
Snakes are from/found on every continent, except antartica, and in almost every country, if not all.
Green Tree Snakes do not hibernate during winter they continue as though nothing happened at all.
Snakes will not chase people, with one possible exception; The Black Mamba. Although it is yet to be proven beyond doubt that they are not just occasionally heading the same way when a person runs.
They do in the UK - it gets too cold during winter for them to function effectively, so they seek out sheltered caves and other warmer places to 'ride out' the cold weather.
Indigo snakes usually begin to den up in October and November, depending on how far north they occur, and re emerge in spring, when temps warm into the upper sixties to low seventies.
Snakes and other reptiles have dormancy dens where they feel safeenough to sleep. A snake can dig its own hole but often with takeadvantage of hollows, like cracked foundations, or piles of brush.
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Sometimes they do - it depends on the age of the snake, and when they last shed. More often than not - they find a secluded place to shed, as they can't see predators very well at that time.
Species that need to hibernate usually do so in a DEN often congregating in huge numbers, only to disperse when spring arrives.
No!! Hamsters are not true hibernators. Hamsters like to be in the range of 65 75 degree Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit they may go into a temporary hibernating state. This temporary hibernating state is called torpor: Torpor is a form of dormancy that is very simil…ar to hibernation. But the difference between hibernation and torpor is how long the animals sleep times vary and how much the animal's bodies slow down. Torpor is a state of regulated hypothermia in an Endotherm: An Endotherm is an animal that is capable of maintaining its body temperature above the temperature of the external environment. Torpor may last just a few hours but usually no more than a day. Some mammals that live through cold periods when food is hard to find especially very small mammals have the ability to let their body temperature drop. Hamsters can go into this hibernating state and they have retained the ability to do so in captivity. A true hibernation is a state of dormancy that allows an animal to conserve energy during the winter months when food is in short supply. During hibernation animals slow their metabolism to a very low level, this allow them to use their energy reserves stored as body fat at a much slower rate. If you have a hibernating hamster in this sleeping (torpor) state it may appear that all life is extinct in the hamster and it may appear to be life-less (dead). It will not respond to sound, handling or touching. A hibernating hamster will curl up into a ball in the nest, this is to conserve heat in the abdominal region. You will be able to pick the hamster up without him knowing it, and will not wake up on handling. But close observation will reveal the hamster's whiskers (vibrissae) are still twitching. The hamster still has to breath when in torpor, although very very slowly this can be seen on close observation. The hamster must be aroused by slowly warming and gentle handling and stroking. After the arousal period it may be noted that hamster will be little groggy and trembling this will last only for a very short time.Thanks for listneaning and if u dont understand basicly the temperature needs to be 15C+ or it will hibernate and die and i knoe that because it happend to me enyway good luck ( Full Answer )
Most snakes don't hibernate, it's only the ones that live outside of the tropics, and that is because of several reasons the most important of which are: a) food - their prey may be more or less abundant are certain times of the year and b) outside temperature - because snakes are ectothermic, th…e majority of their body heat is controlled by the outside temperature. In the tropics, snakes (and indeed, other "cold-blooded" organisms) don't need to hibernate, because they have a perfectly comfortable stable temperature all year. But in europe/north america for example, these cold-blooded organisms will find it very hard to catch prey in cold seasons (so, winter) because they have very little energy to move and digest with! ( Full Answer )
They don't hibernate like bears, sleeping the winter away. Instead they go below the frost line, using cracks and crevices that would seem claustrophobic to us, but to them are downright comforting. You could say that snakes have claustrophelia. From their point of view, the tighter the safer. Nothi…ng that wants to eat them can squeeze in with them. Once below the frost line, the temps bottom out at about 52F, and their metabolisms slow down so they don't have to eat. Move a bit, drink water, but not hunt for food. Conserving energy for the spring. . ( Full Answer )
Yes, snakes can hibernate inside of any enclosure including your home. Usually, the snake would need a source of food. Sometimes snakes accidentally find there way into a crawl space or basement. Larger snakes can climb, therefore moving up stairs. If you find a snake don't touch it. Call animal con…trol or your local vet or sheriff's ffice for assistance. Evaluation of the source of entry is important to eliminate this from happening. Simply closing gaps or wholes and removal of natural snake habitat will help in prevention. ( Full Answer )
In colder climates they do but usually they do not But in Arizona because of the cold night snakes go undergound due to the extreme temprature
If a snake lives in a country that has a dramatic drop in temperature during the winter months, then it will usually hibernate. They usually seek out deep caves, which will protect them from the cold. They go into a 'semi-conscious' state, slowing their breathing and heartbeat, so they use as lit…tle energy as possible. Once they sense the temperature climbing, they'll 'liven up' and seek out their first meal. ( Full Answer )
Snakes like to crawl on their underbellies and slither. They are known as "human biters." snake, in the Indian ancient Asian term, means mean biting crazy dude.
They don't ! They spend all their time at sea - apart from a single species (the sea Krait) which returns to land briefly to mate and lay eggs - all other sea snakes are live-bearers. They mate at sea, and give birth in the water.
The same way it helps any animal that hibernates - it protects if from the extreme cold of winter.
under rocks, in burrows created by other animals, under fallen trees, even in houses if they could find a way in.
If it feels threatened it will attack you. But if you leave the snake alone you should not get hurt.
Lizards and snakes are "cold blooded" meaning they can't regulate regulate their body temperature like mammals and birds can. Because of this they cannot survive out in the open in temperate winters and so must seek shelter hibernate.
Some rattlesnake species hibernate during the cold winter months. They often gather together for hibernation in large numbers (even more than 1000 snakes) and huddle together in underground dens. Rattlesnakes usually return to the same den year after year, sometimes travelling several miles to get t…here. They share their winter burrows with other species that may hibernate during the same time period. ( Full Answer )
I Found The Eggs Of A Red Belly Black Snake Approximately 5cm UnderGround. So Im Assuming Snakes Hybernate In As Little Possible. Being Too Deep Could Be A Threat As Well As Being Too High
mostly nothing unless less your hitting it. they usually leave biting or constriction as a last resort.
Of course anything that is "hybernating" is alive, otherwise it would be "disintegrating". When a snake hybernates, it shuts down 75-85% of it's body functions; almost like stasis or, as is obvious, it "hybernates", just like your computer when you walk away for too long. Snake breeders will induc…e hybernation just prior to breeding to take advantage of the snakes naturally signifigant breeding instinct upon hybernation cessation. The snake lives on stored energy and with requirements so low, being cold blooded and all, it goes a long way. Couriously, when a female Boa is laying eggs in less than warm weather, it will shroud the eggs with her body and "shiver" thus producing engery that provides warmth for the eggs. This is an anomnaly to the so called "constrictiors" that are incapable of producing body warmth and worth mentioning even if off topic. ( Full Answer )
Snake hibernate during the winters. Hibernation in case of snakes is known as winter sleep in which physical activities are almost nullified and the normal activities to sustain life forms are existent during this period. Certain species also go on "Aestivation" also known as summer sleep.