MATING SNAKES PROMPT CLOSURE IN SECTION OF FLORIDA PARK

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – A Florida city has shut down a section of lake after receiving reports that numerous snakes had swarmed the area to have sex.

The Lakeland Parks & Recreation department wrote on its Facebook page Thursday that a group of non-venomous water snakes congregated to mate near a traffic roundabout.

City officials said the snakes aren’t aggressive as long as they aren’t disturbed, adding that once mating is finished, they should disperse.

Water snakes are native to Florida.

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2/15/2020 12:47:07 PM (GMT -6:00)

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