Where do SC snakes go in winter? An expert says closer than you think. -WYFF4 Greenville | CarTailz

MUCH YOUR CITY COULD SEE THE SNAKE SIGHTINGS IN SOUTH CAROLINA ARE NOT SO UNUSUAL IN THE SUMMER BUT WHEN THE WEATHER COOLS THEY GET LESS FREQUENT. WHERE DO THE SNAKES GO AND WHAT SHOULD THEY DO WHEN THEY STEP ON A WYFF NEWS 4 PATENT PHOTO WRAPED INTO THE STUDIO TO SHARE WHAT THEY ABOUT OUR FORT TONGUED GIRLFRIEND PEYTON JANE GABBY SOUTH CAROLINIAN SNAKES IN BROOMS DURING WHO HAS LEARNED WINTER MONTHS. A stage really similar to hibernation in mammals like cold-blooded reptiles, snakes can regulate their body temperature, can’t regulate it like other animals, and they have to burrow underground and snags, holes and burrows to stay warm. SNAKES LOOK FOR A WARM, ENCLOSED SPACE, AND AS MORE HOUSES ARE BUILT, THEY ARE PULLED INTO SHEDS, BASEMENTS, CAR ENGINES, TIRES AND EXHAUST PIPES, WHATEVER THEY CALLE IT. THE MOST COMMON LOCATION FOR A SNAKE WOULD BE A GARAGE ROOM OR ATTIC. THEY WILL ENTER THROUGH THE FENCE. OR IF YOU HAVE A CRACK IN YOUR CRAWLSPACE, ENTER THROUGH THE DOOR. OR YOU CAN BASICLY LET ANYTHING YOUR HEAD FITS INTO. THEY CAN INCOME INTO YOUR BODY. THEY HAVE CONTRACTING RIBS. BECK EDWARDS OF UPSTATE WILDLIFE RESCUE RECOMMENDS CALLING AN EXPERT TO REMOVE SNAKES FROM YOUR HOME. Rather than trying to do it yourself, he said if you must kill it, he recommends using a pickaxe or shovel through the head, not a pistol. EDWARDS ALSO SAYS TO BE WARE OF LEAF PILES THIS SEASON, RABBITS, SMALL BIRDS, FROGS AND, YES, COPPER HEADS WILL OFTEN CAMOUFLAGE

Where do SC snakes hide in winter? Expert sees increase in snakes found in homes

Although snakes are frequently sighted in South Carolina during the summer, it almost seems like they disappear during the colder months. Where you go? What should you do if you encounter one?

Although snakes are frequently sighted in South Carolina during the summer, it almost seems like they disappear during the colder months. Where you go? What should you do if you encounter one? South Caroline snakes enter brumation during the winter months, a stage similar to hibernation in mammals. As cold-blooded reptiles, snakes cannot regulate their body temperature like other animals. They often burrow underground, in tree stumps, and burrows to keep warm. Snakes seek a warm, enclosed space, and as more homes are built, they are drawn to sheds, basements, car engines, tires, and even exhaust pipes. “Well, the most common place a snake would come in would be a garage, crawl space, or attic,” said Beck Edwards of Upstate Wildlife Rescue. “They’ll go in through the vents, or if you have a crack in your crawl space, they’ll go in through the door. Basically anything that they can stick their head in, they’ll be able to fit their body in because they have contracting ribs.” Edwards recommended calling an expert to remove snakes from your home rather than trying to to do it yourself. He also said to be aware of near piles of leaves at this time of year. Rabbits, small birds, frogs, and copperheads often camouflage themselves in piles to stay warm.

Although snakes are frequently sighted in South Carolina during the summer, it almost seems like they disappear during the colder months. Where you go? What should you do if you encounter one?

South Caroline snakes enter brumation during the winter months, a stage similar to hibernation in mammals. As cold-blooded reptiles, snakes cannot regulate their body temperature like other animals. They often burrow underground, in tree stumps, and burrows to keep warm.

Snakes seek a warm, enclosed space, and as more homes are built, they are drawn to sheds, basements, car engines, tires, and even exhaust pipes.

“Well, the most common place a snake would come in would be a garage, crawl space, or attic,” said Beck Edwards of Upstate Wildlife Rescue. “They’ll go in through the vents, or if you have a crack in your crawl space, they’ll go in through the door. Basically anything that they can stick their head in, they’ll be able to fit their body in because they have contracting ribs.”

Edwards recommended calling an expert to remove snakes from your home rather than trying to do it yourself. He also said he was conscious around piles of leaves at this time of year. Rabbits, small birds, frogs, and copperheads often camouflage themselves in bunches to stay warm.

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