Now, evidence has been found. Or has it?
On Saturday, August 20, police in Westbrook found a shed snake skin along the Presumpscot River.
|Does this prove that Wessie the snake is real?|
Now, the police are warning people about the 10-foot snake.
"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," Police Chief Janine Roberts said. The police department is going to send samples of the skin to be tested.
Others believe that the skin could have been put there by a person, as a hoax. The President of the Main Herpetological Society, Rob Christian, said "It's very suspicious to find a shed that's laid out like this that wasn't laid out by someone."
Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman mentioned on his CryptoZooNews blog recently that the International Cryptozoology Musuem at Thompson's Point, Portland, Maine, has offered service in the search for the snake, and they hope to be able to obtain the skin for exhibit at the museum.
WCSH6 Portland also mentioned that Michael Rice spotted the snake three weeks ago. He said "I was using my binoculars and saw the snake's head in the water, popping out of the water." I hadn't heard of this sighting before.
At this time, it is unknown if the snake skin is really from Wessie or if it was planted there as a hoax by someone. Like I've done before, I'll update things if there's any more on the mysterious snake.
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