The study also noted that bear attacks mostly occurred during August, when bears are gearing up for hibernation and seeking food.
Shifts are most likely to occur after emergence from hibernation, when the lizard finds its habitat somewhat altered.
The big man wheeled around like a bear aroused from hibernation.
It feeds on sorrel (Rumex acetosa), and it attains full growth, after hibernation, about the end of April.
It's more of a coma, something like the hibernation of a bear or a possum.
The inhabitants of the North also seem to undergo a species of hibernation, as well as the animals.
The rush was considerable as the Sleepers roused from their hibernation.
Emergence from hibernation usually occurs in April but in some years a few turtles may emerge as early as the first week of March.
The grizzly spends about one third of each year in hibernation.
The caterpillar feeds, probably after hibernation, from April to June, on the undersides of oak leaves.
1660s, from Latin hibernationem (nominative hibernatio) "the action of passing the winter," noun of action from past participle stem of hibernare "to winter, pass the winter, occupy winter quarters;" related to hiems "winter," from PIE *gheim- "snow, winter" (cf. Sanskrit heman "in winter," Hittite gimmanza, Greek kheima, Old Church Slavonic zima, Lithuanian žiema "winter").
An inactive state resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter. In hibernation, the body temperature is lowered and breathing and heart rates slow down. Hibernation protects the animal from cold and reduces the need for food during the season when food is scarce. Compare estivation.
Passing the winter in a sleeping or inactive condition. Bears, ground squirrels, woodchucks, and several other kinds of animals hibernate.