Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 21st, 2008
Chad Arment, author of Boss Snakes: Stories and Sightings of Giant Snakes in North America, passes along this intriguing new case.
The python [sic - no actual scientific identification occurred] snake that was spotted on Lake Sinclair [Georgia, USA] earlier this spring  was killed by a Putnam County Sheriff’s Department deputy last Thursday [apparently June 12th, 2008; as June 19th, probably would have been referred to as "yesterday"].
The deputy shot the snake three times with a shotgun and the creature then sank to the bottom of the lake. No pictures were taken.
Repair crews were in the Twin Bridges area on Thursday working on some downed lines. The deputy was on hand helping to direct traffic, according to PCSD Chief Deputy Russell Blank. A repairman then walked up to the deputy and said, “Ya’ll are looking for the snake, right?” The deputy then spotted the snake and retrieved a shotgun.
More than a month had passed since the python [sic] had last been spotted. Pythons are a tropical, non–native species and the snake likely was released into the lake by its owner or escaped confinement.“Snake on the lake killed” ~ Baldwin Bulletin, Milledgeville, Georgia, June 20, 2008.