Pretoria Hunt for Missing Snake Goes High-Tech
Zoo using infra-red cameras to find dangerous black mamba
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 21, 2013 7:18 PM CDT
File photo of a black mamba.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The Pretoria Zoo says it is turning to technology with infra-red cameras to search for a 6.5-foot-long black mamba snake that escaped from its enclosure a week ago. Zookeepers in South Africa's capital think the snake probably is in the roof of a service building behind its terrarium, preparing to hibernate. That hasn't stopped fearful callers to radio talk shows discussing the nearly always fatal results of a bite from one of the world's fastest and most venomous snakes. The missing snake, of course, now has a Twitter account.

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LoginsSuck
Mar 22, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
Maybe he is with the cobra that escaped the Bronxs Zoo. Check his twitter feed to see, the cobra likes to visit New York a lot.
orlandojonny
Mar 22, 2013 6:26 AM CDT
Too bad the zoo didn't use better technology to keep the snake locked up and the public safe. What are authorities doing to prevent this from happening again?
bird
Mar 22, 2013 6:15 AM CDT
We all know George W. Bush is a snake in the grass, so git ol George there an maybe the snake will come out and try mating with him.