Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Opens Twitter Account
Okay, not literally. But it is funny. A female King Cobra went missing at the Bronx Zoo last weekend. The reptile area of the zoo has been closed off due to the snake's sly escape.
So what does a snake do after breaking free from the holds of man? She opens a Twitter account and tours the sites of New York City.
According to the New York Times, the Twitter account first opened on Monday and as of Wednesday afternoon, the slinky reptile has 160,000 followers. The actual account owner remains unknown.
The opening of the BronxZoosCobra Twitter account surpassed the official Bronx Zoo account, which has roughly 4,000 followers.
@BronxZookeeper, who is the alleged disgruntled handler of the snake, began posting Tuesday and by Wednesday afternoon had more than 7,500 followers.
Some of the tweets from the missing cobra's Twitter account are:
"Getting on the ferry to Ellis Island. Let's hope this goes better than that time on the plane." Most likely referring to the movie "Snakes On A Plane."
"Not a fan of G.I. Joe." Referring to G.I. Joe's arch nemesis Cobra.
The creator of the Twitter account is a mystery.
Cobras, like most snakes, can go months without eating. Cobras are known for eating other snakes but will feed on rodents and birds if necessary. Although cobras use venom to paralyze their prey, they will also constrict if the need arises.
Ultimately, the Bronx Zoo is hoping that the snake will eventually get hungry or thirsty and mosey on out of her hiding place. This could take days or weeks, depending on how hungry or thirsty the snake might be.
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