Lost python and owner reunited

By Susan Mustapich | Sep 13, 2017
Courtesy of: Camden Police Department Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne with a large snake Sept. 12, that was found by a women who was weeding her garden on Eaton Avenue.

CAMDEN — A python snake found Sept. 12 in a garden on Eaton Avenue and its owner were reunited Sept. 13.

Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne reported that the owner who lives near the location where the snake was found, said the snake had been missing for about a month.

On Sept. 12, Camden police were called to an Eaton Avenue property in the early afternoon when a woman discovered a large snake while she was weeding her garden.

Gagne said the woman told police that she had 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.

Gagne said the snake is 4 to 4 1/2 feet long and looks like a ball python. The police chief observed that the snake was lethargic and was probably trying to get some sun.

The snake was taken to the Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston on Sept. 12, before being reunited with its owner the next day.

Comments (3)
Posted by: BETSY A FEYLER | Sep 14, 2017 11:58

Any neighbor hood cats missing in this past month ??

Posted by: Dave Morrison | Sep 14, 2017 11:33

We have the best police chief  ever!    Wish every town could have a Randy Gagne!!



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 14, 2017 09:12

Is anyone at all concerned that we allow ownership of large snake's ?  These eventually grow to be quite large.  By the way has anyone seen my pet alligator I lost this summer ?

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