Police Search For Massive Snake In Lake Hopatcong - My9 New Jersey

Police Search For Massive Snake In Lake Hopatcong

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There’s been a report of a giant, potentially deadly snake swimming in Lake Hopatcong. State police say that they got a call on Wednesday afternoon that someone reported seeing a 17 to 20 foot massive boa constrictor swimming around in those waters. Police Officer Trooper Puhlovsky said that law enforcement searched for nearly two hours, but couldn’t find the reptile.

“Just now we got a call that someone saw it right here and we came to see if it was here. This morning we looked around a little bit here, but there was nothing,” he said.

Brint Spencer works with the reptiles at the Turtle Back Zoo. He discussed the potential dangers of having a huge snake loose in Lake Hopatcong.

“So this is an animal that’s big enough to kill you and it’s big enough to be a dangerous animal. The good news I guess is that she’s not big enough to eat you,” he said.

For years there has been talk of “Hoppie” a legendary sea serpent who calls Lake Hopatcong home. Hoppie is said to be half canine and half snake with a body as thick as a man’s leg.

 

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