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Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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Deadly snake missing from bronx zoo!

New York (CNN) -- A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, prompting the closure of the zoo's reptile house until further notice.

Staff was alerted Saturday that the adolescent Egyptian cobra was missing from an off-exhibit enclosure, according to a statement from the zoo. Staff members closed and secured the reptile house.

Zoo officials said they are confident the 20-inch-long snake is contained in a nonpublic, isolated area of the building.

"Based on our knowledge of the natural history and behavior of snakes, we know they seek closed-in spaces and are not comfortable in open areas," the zoo statement said.

The Egyptian cobra is most commonly found in North Africa. Its venom is so deadly that it can kill a full-grown elephant in three hours -- or a person in about 15 minutes, according to wildlife experts. The venom destroys nerve tissue and causes paralysis and death due to respiratory failure.

Scholars believe the Egyptian cobra was known in ancient times as the asp. Legend has it that Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian queen, used an asp to commit suicide.

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JBDslittlemam08
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

 That bad ma'ma jama can keep it's roots in NY!

 

Courtney610
by Courtney on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:36 PM

OMG!  I hope they find it.  Snakes scare the crap out of me!

oneluckymom22
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM
Uh YEA! Lol

Quoting JBDslittlemam08:

 That bad ma'ma jama can keep it's roots in NY!


 

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oneluckymom22
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM
Me too!!!

Quoting Courtney610:

OMG!  I hope they find it.  Snakes scare the crap out of me!

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maria1613
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Thank goodness I don't live there. This momma does not like snakes not even a little

kleigh24
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

 creepy

PaintedPanda
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I'm glad I'm waaaaaaaay the f*ck down in TX... I do NOT like snakes!

lenoxclan
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

This..minus the not liking snakes part..I like snakes, but no thank you very much on coming across  Cobra..LOL

Quoting PaintedPanda:

I'm glad I'm waaaaaaaay the f*ck down in TX... I do NOT like snakes!


Lusty Lenox

save the date

oneluckymom22
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 2:23 PM
Lol! I'm glad I'm in Idaho!

Quoting PaintedPanda:

I'm glad I'm waaaaaaaay the f*ck down in TX... I do NOT like snakes!

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mom2twins9909
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Holy crap! 20 inches!

That bad boy better keep himself in NY.

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