The story first made news a week or two ago when a woman called the Westbrook Police Department and said she saw a snake as large as a truck with a head the size of a small ball. That was followed up by a second sighting near a playground along the Presumpscot River. Now a Westbrook police officer on patrol reports seeing a 10-foot snake eating a large mammal, maybe a beaver.

A second police officer observed the snake swim across the river and disappear under thick underbrush.

The Maine Warden Service expects the snake to be dormant for the next few days and officials ask the public to immediately report any sighting of the snake.