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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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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 tropics, 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!)

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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.

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rattlesnakes hibernate throughout the Winter.

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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.

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Usually in October when the temperature gets cooler.

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Most rattlesnakes hibernate in winter months but may also estivate (summer hibernation) during hot, dry summer months. They emerge with rain or cooling weather conditions.

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1 year just kidding I dont know

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