A correspondent at Foster, Bracken county, writes as follows: There is quite an excitement prevailing here at present. There was the skin of a snake found on the farm of Thomas Connelly, just above town, measuring ten feet and eight inches in length, and seven inches in width. The snake has been seen before, but it was never believed until the skin was found. It is on exhibit at the hotel. The citizens of this place differ as to its species, the most of them believing it to be a boa constrictor, from some circus. They are talking of making a drive for it soon. The snake is supposed to be twelve or fifteen feet, for the skin is believed to have shrunk.
from the Boone County Recorder, September 2, 1880