Staying indoors is exactly what we're all trying to do these days, even if that means missing out on Texas' spring and summer seasons. However, the total opposite applies to creepy critters such as snakes and alligators, who are starting to show their faces now that the weather in the Lone Star State is getting warmer. Local officials are warning us to stay away from snakes and alligators in Texas if spotted while on a solo stroll or even near your home.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook recently to remind Texans to practice social distancing from snakes and alligators, as well as each other.
Since then, people have begun spotting them across the state, and they are anything but a sight for sore eyes.
While we're sure they're enjoying the lack of people they're seeing in their habitats, that doesn't mean they won't strike if anyone attempts to get up-close and personal with them.
Amid the threat of the pandemic, getting attacked by a potentially venomous snake is the last thing people could need right now.
The majority of snake types in Texas are non-venomous, but that doesn't mean you should lower your guard in any way.
Some common snakes to spot in Texas are copperhead snakes, coral snakes, and rattlesnakes. Oh my!
"Since everyone is home and "social distance" is a term 2020 will be remembered for, please remind your kids to keep their social distance from our native wildlife," said the Fort Bend County Sherriff's Office.
In the comments, you can see many people sharing their own experiences with running into this scary wildlife.
Above is a video of someone spotting an alligator in Beaumont, just a few days ago!
You never know if you'll see them on land or water.
While animals we don't often see can certainly be majestic, snakes and alligators are a bit on the scarier side, if you ask us.