Resolution: Works As Intended
Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.4.5
Fix Version/s: None
I was building a base in my single player game, and had gathered snow, so I went to make a golem, but much to my surprise, it died.
I expected that it would live, and, surprised, I tried to make 4 more in the jungle biome I was in.
After they all died, I went and made a creative world, then tested where snow golems would live/die..
Snow golems die in the nether (I figured that would be something expected, but you used to be able to make them there).
Snow golems die in the jungle.
Snow golems die in the desert (another feature I assume to be correct, since it'd be too hot for the poor guy).
Snow golems do not produce snow in the plains biome, but can be created.
Snow golems do not produce snow in the swamp biome, but can be created.
Snow golems do not produce snow in the beach biome, but can be created.
Snow golems work properly in forest, taiga, and river biomes.
If a snow golem wanders into a desert, or jungle biome, it dies.