Quick Answer: Do Snakes Go Blind During Dog Days?

They are not vengeful and do not chase people out of sheer hate.

Snakes go blind during the dog days of August.

FALSE!

Although snakes are not known to shed any more in August than in any other summer month, shedding blindness is the probable origin of this myth.

Are snakes really blind?

Snakes do not simply go blind based on temperature or time of year. However, snakes close to shedding their skins do experience a temporary loss or inhibition of vision as their old ocular scales, protective scales covering the eyes, begin to separate from new ones developing underneath.

What time of day are snakes most active?

Snakes are most active in the early mornings on spring and summer days when the sun is warming the earth. Snakes turn in for the evening, sleeping at night. Rattlesnakes can only bite from a coiled position.

What happens during dog days?

The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck.

Are we in the dog days of summer?

We often hear about the “dog days” of summer but few know what the expression means. Some say that it signifies hot sultry days “not fit for a dog,” others suggest it’s the weather in which dogs go mad. The Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year.