About that beaver-eating super snake…

A giant snake (giant for Maine) was spotted eating a mammal in Westbrook. While I’m not convinced this wasn’t a sighting of Trump pre-gaming his Bangor rally at Don’s Lunch, this headline in the Press Herald is AMAZING:

Large snake spotted eating beaver on banks of river in Westbrook

It evokes, of course, the drawing from Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, in which the alien literalist narrator explains he has learned that “beaver” has more than one meaning:


Anyway, if Gillian Graham [the article’s author] wrote that headline, somebody get her a Pulitzer stat.


Alex Steed

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Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.