Python Panic 

Harley Burgess’s shocking discovery is the second of its kind in less than a week in Maine. Last Wednesday, a Gorham woman found a snake — also identified as a reticulated python — in the washing machine.

In Wilton, Burgess says he’s still shaking when he thinks of the python found under his truck. He’s had nightmares about the snake getting his grandson, who was with him the day the python was discovered.

Burgess has been searching for clues as to how the snake got loose in his truck. Reticulated pythons are illegal in Maine without a permit.