25 August 2010, JellyBean @ 9:30 am

It might not have the historical prowess of, say, the Loch Ness Monster, but an unusual creature spotted along U.S. 54 in Pike County has been getting plenty of attention.

Two vehicles going in different directions on the highway near New Hartford stopped recently for a 15-foot snake about 4:30 a.m., Sheriff Paul Petty said.

Both drivers confused it for a log at first, but before anyone could get out to move it, it slithered away. Once it was out of the way, the drivers rolled their windows down and spoke to one another in traffic.

The motorists told authorities the snake was no less than 15 feet long, Petty said, and took up the entire width of the highway.

Since then, there have been no other sightings and no one has come forward indicating a snake of that size escaped from a home.

More on this here: Journal Courier

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