NEW YORK - After becoming an Internet sensation, the Egyptian cobra snake that escaped from the Bronx Zoo has been found.
The venomous snake slipped out of the “World of Reptiles” exhibit last weekend, but the zoo’s director insisted that it was most likely still in the reptile house, reported The New York Times.
During a 4 p.m. Thursday, zoo officials said the snake was in a complex system underneath an off-exhibit part of the reptile exhibit.
The runaway 20-inch snake became a hit on Twitter when someone created an account, @BronxZoosCobra . The snake made references to New York City landmarks, the Samuel L. Jackson movie “Snakes on a Plane” and even swapped banter with actor Steve Martin.
His latest post was: “If you see a bag of peanuts inexplicably moving along the ground at Yankee Stadium today. Just ignore it. It’s probably nothing.”
History also made the Egyptian cobra famous. According to legend, Cleopatra used this kind of cobra to commit suicide.
Here are a few other fun posts from the chatty charmer whose six-day vacation just came to an end:
“Dear NYC, Apples and snakes have gone together since the beginning.”
"Indiana Jones, why did it have to be Indiana Jones?"
“Not a fan of G.I. Joe.”
“Forgot DWTS is tonight! Someone DVR it for me. Want to watch Ralph Macchio go down for what he did to Cobra Kai Dojo.”
“I do speak Parseltongue, but with a thick Bronx accent.”
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