Hibernation. By Laura Davis and Amy O’Malley. Preparation. Late summer and fall Find location in which to safely hibernate Areas not accessible by predators Areas not likely to be subject to below freezing temperatures i.e. burrows, dens, caves Storage of food In body as stored fat
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By Laura Davis and Amy O’Malley
easy access if they wake up
True hibernators: some bat species, dormouse (does not attract the attention of predators because its body temperature is so low that it gives off no body odor. Hibernates up to nine months), hedgehog
Don’t hibernate: gray squirrel (active only briefly on cold days), Eurasian badger (lethargic during cold spells)
skunks, bats, prairie
and stored fat