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Holy snakeskin! Police warn public after large snakeskin found near boat launch

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Imagine walking along a river and finding this huge snakeskin at your feet. 

First thought: Where the heck is that giant snake now? 

Well, police in Westbrook, Maine, are warning the public to stay away from Riverbank Park along the Presumpscot River because this huge snakeskin was found near a boat launch, according to CBS News. 

In a Facebook post, the police department said, "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." 


Earlier this year, police saw a 10-foot-long snake eat a mammal and then swim across the Presumpscot River, according to CBS affiliate WGME. 

The community quickly dubbed the snake 'Wessie' and the 'Presumpscot Python' on social media. 

Wessie's popularity even led to a mock Twitter account. 

Westbrook Police said the snakeskin will be tested to determine whether the snake is a threat to the public. 

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