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Snake Sex Forces Florida Park Closure

If snakes aren’t your thing, you may want to stay out of Lakeland, Florida this week.

That’s because it’s mating season for the Florida water snake, and groups of them have decided to gather at a local park to “get busy” together.

Lakeland Parks and Rec employees have taped off a large area of the park to keep humans from not only walking into a group of thirsty snakes but to also give the snakes privacy.

Officials point out that the Florida water snake is important to the state’s ecosystem.

And while the Florida water snake isn’t venomous it will bite or smear voyeurs with a “foul-smelling musk” if they get too close.

What’s your first reaction if you walk into a massive nest of snakes getting busy?