The Maine Warden Service is looking into two sightings of a giant snake in the Rumford canal.
Police told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that two people contacted them Wednesday (1st July 2009) saying they had seen a monster snake, perhaps up to 17 feet long, enter the canal 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 even a Burmese python. He said snakes in Maine don’t grow to that size, unless it was a pet that escaped!
Source: Sun Journal