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Days later, local police posted this. This seems to be a stock image, but the post said an officer saw a large snake eating what may have been a beaver. A second officer came to the scene and the pair estimated the snake was 10 feet long.
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A biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said the snake had to have come from somewhere other than Maine, as no native species could eat a beaver. His guess was that Wessie is a Burmese python and was once someone's pet.
Since then, Wessie has gotten its own social media pages and even a beer named after it.
But there have been no other reports of Wessie spottings until now, with the shed skin. Yet, some experts are skeptical of that, too.
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One reptile expert said it's pretty improbable to have a skin laid out like that naturally and suspected a human did it.
A different expert likened the chances of a skin rolled out that way with the chances of a limbless person neatly setting out clothes.
The mystery will have to be solved quickly, though. If Wessie is real, and is a Burmese python, it's unlikely to survive Maine's winter.