Police Warn of 10-Foot-Long Snake Skin Found in Maine

It was nice knowing you, folks.

Photo via Westbrook Police

Photo via Westbrook Police

If snakes aren’t your thing, maybe stay out of Maine for a little while.

Police in Westbrook, Maine received a report Saturday of a 10-foot snake skin found along the Presumpscot River, near a boat launch area. Police collected and tagged the skin to determine what kind of snake it came from, and whether it poses a danger the public.

“Until the type of snake is determined and we can assess the safety risk, we caution people who recreate along the Presumpscot River to remain alert, maintain a safe distance from any wildlife, and report any sightings of the snake to the Westbrook Police Department,” police posted on Facebook.

Some have speculated that the skin could belong to “Wessie,” a 10-foot snake first reported in the Westbrook area back in June, with a head like a soccer ball and a fondness for beaver flesh. Experts doubt a snake that large is native to Maine, and might have been somebody’s pet.

“If anything it gets me thinking about Scotland and the Loch Ness Monster more than anything,” one Scarborough resident told WMTW. “Of course they never did find that.”