I have a friend(Potts, he posts in the blood forum) that found a garter snake in the snow once and decided to bring it home and thaw it out, well low and behold the thing came back to life. :jawdrop: I am sorry that this happened to you. Dont beat yourself up over it. You just did what you thought was best. Give it a proper barrial(sp?) and move on. Im sure it freaked you out but Im sure you will get over it. I wish I could offer more advice but I dont know much about brumation.(still learning) Once again Im sorry for your loss.