Maine town is on the lookout for a giant, beaver-eating snake

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It could be anywhere.

Maybe you’d imagine that life in the sleepy suburb of Westbrook, Maine, is nothing too exciting. That people’s problems there are of the small and ordinary sort. That there’s little to worry about from day to day.

Well, you’d be goddamn wrong. Because the Westbrook police have asked citizens to keep an eye out for a 10-foot-long, beaver-eating python.

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Yes, given that the WPD is “not joking” about finding and capturing “Wessie,” the scaly creature has captured the attention of the locals, who have been vigilant and somewhat on edge since learning about her.

Naturally, Wessie already has her own social media presence as well.
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But easily the best thing to come out of this? Lots of small-town Facebook arguments about the best way to handle Wessie. Shockingly enough, some people think it should be shot on sight, but the WPD explained why that might not be the best course of action.



Dunno about the rest of you, but I’m hoping Wessie makes it over the border into Canada. Way fewer guns and plenty of beavers up there.


Shedding snake stuck in endless loop of its own skin
Sometimes you just get so caught up with yourself. That's literally what happened to one snake shedding its skin at Alice Springs Reptile Centre. The Stimson's Python began going through the molting process and ended up stuck in a loop of its own skin. Its tail skin ended up inside its old mouth skin, trapping the serpent in a scaly prison as he went round and round.
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