21 Aug 2016

Giant Snakeskin Found in Maine, Confirming June Sighting of Huge Snake “Wessie” Eating a Beaver

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Bangor Daily News:

Westbrook police are warning residents after a large snake skin was found near the Presumpscot River on Saturday.

Police said a resident reported finding a shed snake skin along the Presumpscot River around 3 p.m. near the carry-in boat launch in the area of Riverbank Park.

Westbrook police officers photographed, collected and tagged the skin, which will be examined in attempts to determine what type of snake it came from and what risks this type of snake poses to public safety. …

This comes after two Westbrook police officers spotted a 10-foot snake eating a large mammal along the riverbank in Riverbank Park in June.


Since June, the snake has developed a following. It’s been named “Wessie.” It has a Twitter page. And the local Mast Landing Brewery created a “Wessie” IPA in its honor. Wessie beer was so popular that Mast Landing had sold out of it as of August 4th.

4 Feedbacks on "Giant Snakeskin Found in Maine, Confirming June Sighting of Huge Snake “Wessie” Eating a Beaver"


I’m guessing it won’t be around in the spring, with like you know, -20F winter temps.
Saves us from lots of invasives

Ian Dorsey

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the shout out! Our brewery is actually named Mast Landing Brewing Company. Any chance you could update that in the post?

Thank you!


Thanks for the correction.


Hi there, thijs weekend is pleasant in favor of
me, because this time i am reading this wonderful educational piece of wwriting here at my home.


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