GOULDSBORO — Gouldsboro police respond to roving dogs, cats stuck up trees and occasional equine escapees. But reptile-related calls rarely make the department’s log. That was until last weekend.
At 9 a.m. last Saturday, May 28, police received a report of a “large snake” inside a Route 186 residence in South Gouldsboro. Police Chief Pat McNulty responded, also enlisting Schoodic EMS director and paramedic Ken Monroe.
Monroe happens to be a certified exotic animal and reptile handler. The two combed the home for the 2-foot black snake, but the reptile could not be found. The state is home to nine different species of snakes. None of them are venomous. The state-endangered northern black racer is among them. The uniformly black species can grow up to 6 feet in length, making it Maine’s largest snake.
On Tuesday, May 24, Officer Landan Scott checked on the well-being of a dog in the vicinity of the Nahum Jones Road in West Gouldsboro. A caller had reported that the dog did not have food or water. Scott determined the canine to be in good condition and spirits.
On Tuesday, May 24, Chief McNulty handled a call involving a boy missing from school. The Pond Road youth, later located while walking in Ellsworth, was reunited with a parent.
On Monday, May 23, alleged trespassers turned out to be two mosquito-control exterminators loading equipment into a silver truck at a Sand Piper Shores Road residence in Gouldsboro. The pest-control team and their vehicle were captured on the home’s security cameras. Both Chief McNulty and Officer Scott responded to the complaint.
Truck racer warned
On Tuesday, May 24, Sgt. Adam Brackett caught up with and warned a truck driver reportedly racing on the Guzzle Road in West Gouldsboro. Brackett and Chief McNulty both responded to the scene and noted several trucks departing the area.
Outboard motor stolen
On Thursday, a Gouldsboro Point resident reported to police that his outboard motor had been stolen from his residence. Officer Scott is looking into the theft.