Snakes must rely on their surroundings to control their body temperature. So, in the heat of the summer, where do you think they go? They head underground or crawl into cool spaces or into areas with lots of vegetation. This keeps them cool in the heat of the day. On a cool day in the spring or fall, you might see a snake “sunning” itself out in the open where the sun can warm it up.

Snakes have no eyelids and cannot blink. That’s why they just seem to stare at us from the garden. You can find snakes living under boards and rocks, in brush piles, rocky ledges, stone walls or the edge of water. Snakes smell the air with their tongue. They don’t sting with their tongue as some people think.

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