Weird Ways Reptiles and Amphibians Survive the Winter

Weird Ways Reptiles and Amphibians Survive the Winter

How do frogs, snakes and turtles make it through the winter months in places that see blankets of snow, iced-over lakes and sub-freezing temperatures year after year? AdvertisementCellar DwellersA lot of reptiles and amphibians undergo periods of extreme seasonal inactivity. \" Wood frogs bury themselves under a thin blanket of leaf litter on the forest floor and then remain dormant for up to eight months. Every autumn, wood frogs bury themselves under a thin blanket of leaf litter on the forest floor. An \"antifreeze chemical\" in the bloodstream keeps the critter alive when the majority of its body water turns to ice.

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