Despite recent sightings of a giant, elusive reptile living in a creek in South Dakota, a search has so far turned up nothing. Between July 24 and July 26 this summer, Shirley Nikodym and Chris Heinz were walking along Moccasin Creek when they saw what appeared to be a large snake poke its head out of the water. The snake ducked back under and began swimming toward the shore, causing them to run away.
Animal control officer John Weaver searched the area but saw no sign of the snake. The huge ball python that Nikodym and Heinz described to him is a tropical snake that needs hot weather. Weaver says it couldn?t survive a South Dakota winter, and probably won?t live through September.