3/29/2011 8:12 PM
This past Friday the Bronx Zoo’s Reptile House noticed that they were missing one of their residents: a venomous Egyptian cobra.
The zoo immediately locked down the Reptile House until further notice, hoping that the 20-inch snake will come out of hiding. However, it seems the asp is far from shy as she has since joined the Twitter community.
Under the name BronxZoosCobra, the “snake” began tweeting it’s thoughts on Monday, documenting its trip around Manhattan.
One stop was Wall Street, where she tweeted “These guys make my skin crawl.” Other stops include High Line Park, Rockefeller Plaza, and the Museum of Natural History. “Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!”
The cobra has over 33,000 followers now, as well as an email address.
As far as the real cobra is concerned, the zoo insists that she will come out when she is ready.
“Right now, it’s the snake’s game,” said Jim Breheny, the zoo’s director. “At this point, it’s just like fishing; you put the hook in the water and wait. Our best strategy is patience, allowing her time to come out of hiding. She will likely remain in hiding and not move until she feels completely secure. As her comfort level rises, she will begin to move around the building to seek food and water.”
Until then, following the elusive snake’s “journey” through the Big Apple sounds like fun to me!
Posted by Laura
3/29/2011 8:12 PM |