Police received a call just before 7 p.m. from a man who said he saw “tracks” that might belong to the missing snake.
The serpent in question is a supposedly 15-foot-long python allegedly seen in an alley just south of West Maple.
The python’s presence, or more precisely its absence, was initially reported to police on March 31.
Thorough searches of likely hideouts have failed to produce hard evidence that the snake even exists, though it does on occasion tweet on Twitter.
Monday night’s call put the police department back on full-scale snake alert.
When a responding officer arrived at the scene of the tracks near Perriotti & Acadia streets, the citizen who had made the call asked that the officer follow the tracks and crawl under the house to look for the snake.
The officer declined.
He noted on the log that the track appeared to be too small for a snake the size of the allegedly missing one and that it was more likely a small animal track.