Snakes are native to almost every continent on Earth (with the exception of Antarctica). They are found in habitats ranging from forests to oceans, and nearly everything in between. There are even species that inhabit areas around the Arctic circle in northern Europe. Among these ecosystems, snakes are likely to be found sunning themselves to warm up on rocks, roadways, and in glades. When it’s time to escape the heat, seek shelter or brumate (similar to hibernation), they can often be found under rocks, leaves or brush, or in underground burrows.