Is it me or are snakes popping up earlier this year than normal?

Yesterday was an absolute Godsend, along the lines of weather, so I decided to take a little stroll in the country. The walk was a disappointment. Oh no, not the walk! That was good. Felt the burn, let me tell ya...

It was 11 dead snakes on Charlie Moss Road that was the bad news. Ok, it could have been worse. They could have been alive!  Yikes! But alas... they weren't! Whew! But it led to a thought process. Is it too earlier for snakes to be showing up?

I have a fear of snakes. You can explain the pros and cons of their existence... I don't care. My favorite type of snake is the "chopped up with a shovel" snake! Ugh!