April 25, 2018
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Giant snake spotted in Rumford canal

The Associated Press

RUMFORD, Maine — The Maine Warden Service is looking into two sightings of a giant snake in the Rumford canal system.

Police told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that two people contacted them Wednesday saying they’d seen a monster snake — perhaps up to 17 feet long — enter the canal system behind a local store.

Snake expert Robbie White told the paper that based on the description, the snake could be a red-tail boa constrictor or a Burmese python. He said snakes in Maine don’t grow to that size, unless it was a pet that escaped.

A spokeswoman said anybody spotting the animal should contact the warden service.

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