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.Bronx Zoo cobra found in its reptile house
AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/31/11 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR

Posted on 03/31/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT by Kartographer

A highly venomous Egyptian cobra that went missing at the Bronx Zoo was found Thursday after nearly a week on the lam in the reptile house, zoo officials said.

The approximately 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the reptile house, about 200 feet from where it had escaped from a holding cage outside the exhibit into a space described by officials as a labyrinth of pipes and equipment.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bronx; bronxzoo; cobra; egyptiancobra

1 posted on 03/31/2011 5:47:47 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Does he get to keep his twitter feed?


2 posted on 03/31/2011 5:50:36 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtC_wld3YJE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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To: Kartographer

So the snake is no longer on the lam. Bet the lam is relieved.


3 posted on 03/31/2011 5:50:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The lam is ecstatic.


4 posted on 03/31/2011 5:52:00 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtC_wld3YJE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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To: Kartographer

I expected they’d find it doubled in girth in a corner of the mouse house


5 posted on 03/31/2011 5:53:00 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Not sure, but his exploits might just get him a role in a sequel to ‘Snakes on the Plane’, how about Snakes on the Subway’?
6 posted on 03/31/2011 5:53:38 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveMartinToGo/status/53618984754487296


7 posted on 03/31/2011 6:00:57 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Kartographer

Once it got out and did some grocery shopping, saw the price of gas, did its 2010 taxes and tried to find a job it realized it ain’t so great on the other side of the cage. I think seeing the incoherent Obama Libya speech as it slithered past that big TV in Times Square is what finally convinced it to go back and curl up until 2012.


8 posted on 03/31/2011 6:14:56 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Kartographer

I wouldn’t expect it got too far. Snakes are homebodies anyway, and especially this time of year. Looking for the nearest quiet heat source to the cage usually works, like a washer or dryer.


9 posted on 03/31/2011 6:15:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kartographer

he couldn’t stand the liberal atmosphere.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 6:23:11 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: LostInBayport

Best laugh I have had all week.


11 posted on 03/31/2011 6:31:31 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Kartographer

In a few years, we should know whether or not it laid 6,000 eggs while it was free.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 6:35:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Kartographer

i would have figured it would stay somewhere warm, these things cant stand the cold.


13 posted on 03/31/2011 6:42:12 PM PDT by eak3
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To: LostInBayport

Post of the day!


14 posted on 03/31/2011 6:42:49 PM PDT by SuperSonic (When news breaks, we fix it! - FreeRepublic.com)
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To: Kartographer

We have enough front page sidebar abuse without this being in there..


15 posted on 03/31/2011 6:48:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: wally_bert

Humble thanks, wally_bert!


16 posted on 03/31/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Kartographer

Rikki Tikki Tavi is said to be disappointed. Details at 10.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

If it wasn't for PETA being on my case you'd be dinner right now!
18 posted on 03/31/2011 8:19:27 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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