Camden police rescue large snake

By Susan Mustapich | Sep 12, 2017
Courtesy of: Camden Police Department Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne holds a large snake believed to be a python that was found by a woman when she was weeding her garden.

CAMDEN — Camden police were called to an Eaton Avenue property in the early afternoon Sept. 12 when a woman discovered a large snake while she was gardening.

Police Chief Randy Gagne said the woman told police that she was weeding her garden and almost picked up the snake.

Gagne, Police Officer Allen Weaver and Animal Control Officer Mark Bennett responded. The officers scooped up the snake and put it in a pillowcase.

The snake is 4 to 4 1/2 feet long and looks like a ball python, according to Gagne. He assumes the snake is a pet, as it appears to be well fed.

"He was pretty lethargic and was probably out all night and trying to get some sun," Gagne said.

The snake was taken to the Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.

The snake's owner can call the Camden Police Department at 236-7953 to make arrangements to pick up the snake.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Dale Hayward | Sep 13, 2017 10:52

No crime, no bail, no court, three great officers in the line of duty. Oh, no handcuffs either. Ms. Feyler, you must be proud?

Posted by: Christopher Allen | Sep 13, 2017 01:37

A disgustingly cruel comment, Ms. Feyler.


Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Sep 12, 2017 18:35

It's not the snake's fault...the problem is people unable to adequately manage exotic pets.

Posted by: BETSY A FEYLER | Sep 12, 2017 15:43

A nearby axe would take care of the problem.


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