This week, the results came back…and suffice it to say, things aren’t looking good. The snake skin belongs to an anaconda, a rather large and deadly species typically found in South America.
Okay, so before everyone starts to panic, there is the possibility that the snake skin is part of an elaborate hoax. Someone could have obtained an anaconda skin and placed it there to be found by locals. (Which is just messed up, by the way.)
“It could be a hoax, I don’t know. It’s certainly interesting,” said Westbrook Police Captain Sean Lally. “I don’t know what to think at this point.”
Let’s assume for a moment, though, that the skin is genuine. Then how in the heck did the reptile end up in Maine?
According to police, if it’s authentic, the anaconda was probably a pet at some point before it got too big and was released into the wild.
(via Unexplained Mysteries)
Bears, cougars, coyotes…Maine has plenty of terrifying creatures roaming their woods without adding a giant anaconda to the mix.
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