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Police Issue Warning to the Public After Massive Snakeskin Found in Middle of Park


Police Issue Warning to the Public After Massive Snakeskin Found in Middle of Park (Facebook)

Police in Westbrook, Maine have cautioned the public after a massive piece of snakeskin was found in the middle of a public park over the weekend.

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The Westbrook Maine Police Department posted on Facebook Saturday that a citizen discovered the discarded skin along the Presumpscot River near a carry-in boat area.

The massive skin discovery forced the police to issue a public safety warning.

“Westbrook Police Officers responded, photographed, collected, and tagged the skin which will be examined in attempts to determine what type of snake shed it and what risks this type of snake poses to public safety,” they said.

Adding: "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."

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Of course the skin discovery led to a Twitter parody account for the snake, even giving him a name – “Wessie P. Thon.”

In June, police in the area reported a 10-foot-long snake eat a beaver-like animal along the river. It has not been determined whether the skin belongs to that particular snake.

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