Where Do Snakes Live?

snakeAlthough snakes are not found in Antarctica, they can be found on every other continent in the world. The habitat of the snake varies from mountain regions at altitudes of more than 10,000 feet to deserts and open oceans.

Snakes that live in cold climates may hibernate underground in deep dens during the winter, coming out during the warm spring months. Desert-dwelling snakes burrow into the ground, usually in burrows belonging to other animals, during the heat of the day, emerging only at night when it is cooler outside.

Snakes are more active in the summer and tend to be attracted to locations where they can sun themselves, since they are cold-blooded.