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State ends active search for missing king cobra

Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 15:02:46-04

(WKMG, CNN NEWSOURCE) Florida wildlife officials are no longer actively searching for a king cobra that escaped from an Orlando home last week.

Officials say they believe the venomous snake is still somewhere on its owner's property and that the agency is checking in with the owner to make sure he is looking.

Still, one parent, whose child's school nearby was affected by the loose snake, wasn't happy.

"If he (the snake owner) really cared, he'd be out there every day of the week looking for it. I mean if it was my snake, which I wouldn't have it in the first place, I'd be out there every day of the week,” parent Shauna Parnell said.

Clarcorna Elementary School allowed students to go out for recess Monday for the first time in days.

Outdoor recess had been called off due to the missing king cobra.

The snake's owner was cited for the escape and has a court date next month.

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