Another big snake in Maine? Maybe.

First there was “Wessie,” sighted in Westbrook this summer, thought to be about 10 feet long and possibly an anaconda, which isn’t native to the United States.

Then on Thursday, someone reported sighting a large snake in Vienna, a dispatcher at the Augusta Regional Communications Center said.

Game Warden Chris McCabe of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was sent to investigate, the dispatcher said, but she could offer no other information.

Police radio traffic indicated that the snake may have been about 5 feet long, and red and tan.

McCabe did not immediately return a call Thursday for more information. Cpl. John MacDonald, public relations and information officer at the wildlife department, said via email that he had not heard about it. Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon did not immediately return messages requesting details.

There are nine species and two sub-species of snakes in Maine, none of them venomous and one considered endangered.

Westbrook police said Aug. 20 that a large snake skin was found near a boat launch in Riverbank Park along the Presumpscot River, suggesting that a large snake nicknamed Wessie, first spotted earlier in the summer, had stayed in the area.

Riverbank Park is where two police officers reported in late June that they saw a snake, estimated to be 10 feet long, eating what appeared to be a beaver.


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