Over the past few days, social media has been swarming with photos of encounters with snakes and alligators.
In order to find out why we're coming across more reptiles, FOX 31 sat down with the Department of Natural Resources to learn why these animals seem to be popping up all of a sudden.
Region Supervisor John Denton says it's common to see wildlife out more now that it's starting to get warmer.
Denton adds, "they're gonna be here. There's not really anything to keep them from being around your yard. The best thing you can do is rid your house of habitats so they won't wanna stay there very long."
These animals don't want anything to do with you so leave them be and they will move away on their own.
If you do need to get a reptile removed because it's dangerous to your family or pets, you can call the DNR.