A park in Florida had to be closed after a number of snakes began mating.

Bizarre on Female First

Bizarre on Female First

The city of Lakeland closed off a section of ground after receiving reports that numerous of the randy reptiles had slithered into the area.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department have cordoned off the area and is warning the public not to disturb the animals.

In a Facebook post, the department wrote: ''Our Parks Division was able to receive assistance from the Public Works Department - Lakes and Storm Water Division. They have identified the snakes found by the roundabout as Florida water snakes. It appears they congregated for mating.

''They are non-venomous and generally not aggressive as long as people do not disturb them. Once the mating is over they should go their separate ways.

''They are an important part of the ecosystem and should not be disturbed.''