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Posted by abeodbart March 31, 2011 at 10:19 am

BBC NEWS: “A tongue-in-cheek Twitter user giving “updates” on a missing deadly Egyptian cobra now has some 154,000 followers.

The 20in (50cm) venomous snake escaped from New York City’s Bronx Zoo on Friday, and is yet to be found.

In one tweet, BronxZoosCobra says: “On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious little mice.”

In its Twitter account, The Bronx Zoo – which has some 8,000 followers – admits it is currently “the snake’s game”.

The identity of the person behind BronxZoosCobra’s tweets has not been revealed.

Citing the animals from the animated movie Madagascar as inspiration, the “snake” claims to be a huge fan of Tina Fey, but is not so keen on Donald Trump or those who work on Wall Street.

Listing location as “Not at the Bronx Zoo”, it has “visited” tourist attractions including the High Line, the museum of Natural History and Ray’s Pizza.

One of the more recent posts played on New Yorkers’ fears of the scaly escapee.

“It’s getting pretty cold out. I think it’s probably time to crash. Oh look, an apartment window someone left open just a crack. Perfect!”

Zoo officials said on Monday they were confident the adolescent Egyptian cobra was hiding in a non-public area of the Reptile House but conceded that finding it would be difficult.

The zoo closed the reptile house “until further notice”.”

Via BBC News

March 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm
alan says:

If it’s at large in the Bronx, I would suggest that it’s in more danger from the locals than the locals are from it. It’s probably just laying very low somewhere.

March 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Mark says:

All he needs now is a website to try and monetize the situation 😀

March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm
roz says:

“come back, black chicken!”

March 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm
hapworth says:

Oh this gets way more interesting when you look at @BronxZooKeeper ‘s hunt for him, as well as @NewYorkMongoose ‘s! Whose going to get to him first?

Last I checked, @NewYorkMongoose has been stalking our Cobra by disguising himself in various forms during his trips on the town.

April 1, 2011 at 1:02 am
cg says:

I do believe the wayward teen reptile was found today…in the reptile house at the zoo. They lured her out by laying out some cage bedding used recently by a mouse. I do like the idea of a cobra at the top of the Empire State Building admiring all the delicious-looking mouse-people though. 😉

April 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Laurence says:

Where’s the DB April Fools joke? Nothing? Oh ok…

December 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

is this a joke? I missing Egyptian cobra has a more than a 100k followers? Damm


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