Pythons found in Maine
By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - Bangor Daily News
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Wilton man is having trouble sleeping since he found a python snake about 9 feet long under the engine of his pickup truck.
Harley Burgess’s shocking discovery Saturday is the second of its kind in less than a week in Maine. Last Wednesday, a Gorham woman found a snake — also identified as a reticulated python — in the washing machine.
In Wilton, Burgess says he’s still shaking when he thinks of the python found under his truck. He’s had nightmares about the snake getting his grandson, who was with him the day the python was discovered.
Burgess has been searching for clues as to how the snake got loose in his truck. Reticulated pythons are illegal in Maine without a permit.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Maine: The Python State?
Bangor Daily News reports on the second mystery python found in Maine in less than a week! Illustration from gutenberg.org