But when questioned the persons were only reporting that they had been told by a third party that he or she had seen the serpent.
And the there is no python mobile enough to have been in as many locations in as short amount of time.
Police on Wednesday afternoon talked to the man who first saw the creature last week. He told them he reached through his Corrine Street fence and touched it as it basked in the bright sunshine.
Asked why he didn’t call police, he said he thought the reptile was someone’s pet and didn’t realize it was unaccounted for.
He thought it might have come out of a shed in the yard behind his. When she heard that, the owner of the shed on Juanita Street immediately called police.
The snake is not hers and she wanted nothing to do with it.
Responding officers found signs that could have been from a snake in the shed, reporting it appeared to have slithered into the alley and then north toward Maple.
The search for the snake now apparently involves a number of civilians as well as the police.
Traffic, residents say, has increased in the neighborhood as the curious come to try to get a glimpse of the snake.
Speculation is it never crossed Maple, as its length and bulk would make it easy to spot, as well as likely to be run over.
Rumors that Swamp People’s Tony Landry has been contacted about helping in finding the snake are evidently unfounded.