The jokes write themselves with this kind of headline but Westbrook Police say there's one thing that certainly isn't funny, the reported large snake that was spotted at Riverbank Park in Westbrook is real, and it's still there.

Westbrook Police released this statement via their official Facebook page:

Apparently the snake's new nickname is "Wessie" but Police urge residents not to approach the snake if spotted. Contact the Westbrook Police Department or the Maine Warden Service immediately.