Bronx Zoo Cobra Found ... Sorta

It's on Twitter, but it could take weeks to locate it in real life
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2011 10:27 AM CDT
An Egyptian cobra, but not the one missing at the Bronx Zoo.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The Egyptian cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo has been found ... on Twitter. And apparently she's a big fan of Tina Fey ("OMG! Tina Fey totally just walked by me! HUUUUGE FAN!") and Dancing With the Stars ("Want to watch Ralph Macchio go down for what he did to Cobra Kai Dojo."). And now for the bad news: A reptile expert tells the New York Post cobras are "perfectly designed to hide in the hardest-to-find places," meaning it could take weeks to find the deadly 20-inch snake.

The zoo itself released a statement yesterday warning as much, the New York Times adds. "Right now, it’s the snake’s game," the statement reads. "At this point, it’s just like fishing; you put the hook in the water and wait." But, good news for Bronx apartment-dwellers: Officials are confident the snake is still inside the reptile house. And anyway, says one herpetologist, "The actual danger in a situation like this is very low. These aren’t animals that view people as meals.” Click to read more tweets from @BronxZoosCobra.

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