Monster snake slithering in Rumford canal
By Terry Karkos, Staff Writer Sun Journal
Published: Jul 02, 2009 12:00 am
Two people told Rumford police dispatcher Sue Milligan on Wednesday morning that they saw a 17-foot-long boa constrictor enter the Rumford canal here behind Bartash's store, seen in the background. An over-abundance of spring rain has turned the banks of Rumford's canal system into lush brushy habitat that could be home to a giant snake if sightings on Wednesday morning turn out to be true. This view shows the
RUMFORD - OK, snake owners. Check your cages. Anybody missing a 17-foot-long boa constrictor? On Wednesday morning, two people contacted Rumford police dispatcher Sue Milligan and told her they'd seen a monster snake entering the canal system off
"Once it gets into the water, it's not our problem," Milligan said. Wardens will be investigating, spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte said early Wednesday evening via e-mail.
"The Maine Warden Service has received a report of an apparent large snake in the river, and a broad description of where it may be," Turcotte said. "If anyone has detailed information of a specific location where it may be for an extended period of time, please call the Warden Service so that the snake can be identified and removed, if necessary," she added. If there is a giant snake in the Rumford canal system, it would most likely be a red-tail boa constrictor or a Burmese python, according to Robbie White of
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I hope they catch it, sounds a magnificent beast!