Where do all those “scary” snakes go in the winter?
This is the time of year when our friends who have ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) can be happy. Where do all those “scary” snakes go in the winter? Snakes avoid freezing winter weather by moving to a hibernaculum, which is any underground space, either through animal burrows, between rocks in the soil, or even along building foundations. Some snakes will also pile together as they survive the cold in the special type of hibernation called brumation. Think of all the brumating snakes you are passing as you stroll through our local parks. If you have a yard with rock walls and other natural formations like I have, you may be lucky enough to have your own hibernaculum!