LA Suburb on Lookout for Runaway Cobra The white snake bit a dog in Thousands Oaks By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Sep 3, 2014 5:24 PM CDT 22 comments Comments File photo of an albino cobra. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Residents of Thousand Oaks, Calif., are being advised to keep their pets indoors for the creepiest of reasons: a cobra is on the loose in the neighborhood. Specifically, it's an albino monacled cobra, and authorities are sure of it because the snake bit a greyhound and the dog's owner snapped a photo, reports CBS Local. (The dog is expected to be fine.) The snake is presumably a pet that got loose, though no owner has come forward. People are allowed to keep cobras in some parts of California, though they need a permit given that the snake's venom can kill inside an hour, reports the LA Times. The snake has one thing working against it: “He’ll probably glow in the dark, he’s that white,” says one expert handler. "I'm sure we'll spot him again."