Snakes in a Zoo

To everyone’s relief, a missing twenty inch poisonous snake that went missing from a New York city zoo has been found.

The Egyptian Cobra was found hiding in the holding areas of the zoo’s reptile enclosure. Officials managed to lure the snake out with wood shavings.

The snake gained notoriety when an anonymous Twitter account @BronxZoosCobra began posting shortly after the snake went missing.

The snake tweets focused on the fears of local New Yorkers. One tweet went “City may not sleep, but I'm ready to. Ooh a chimney! I bet you bragged to your friends about having a working fireplace in NYC. Hi roomie."

While locals may have feared the snake’s presence, officials didn’t. They said from the beginning that it was most likely contained somewhere in the building.

Despite the humor associated with the event, officials are glad to have the snake back in captivity. The poison of the Egyptian Cobra is strong enough to kill an adult in fifteen minutes.