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where do snakes go in winter?
Posted by Serisha on December 8, 2004, 8:42 am
I live in far northeastern Tennessee (Greeneville) upon Bald Mountain which is 5 minutes from the AT trail and NC border. I have seen ringnecks and copperheads around my cabin. All of which I leave alone and let them be on their way. But I wondered if snakes hibernate during winter? I havent seen any of late. Thanks in advance for your response. By the way, great site and have enjoyed reading past posts.
The Appalachian Naturalist