A 20-inch egyptian cobra slithered out of its cage in the Bronx Zoo in New York City, forcing the exhibit to close while workers searched for the venomous snake, officials said.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) posted a press release on their website stating that it’s now the snake’s game.
“We understand the interest in this story and that everyone wants us to find the missing snake. Right now, it’s the snake’s game. 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. We remain confident that the snake is contained within the Reptile House.”
Officials said that the snake was discovered missing last friday and they immediately secured the building and conducted a search of all accessible areas.
“The snake 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.”
Meanwhile, amidst serious situation, an anonymous @BronxZoosCobra emerged on Twitter portraying as the escaped cobra and now gaining almost 85,000 followers and still counting.
Here are some of the witty tweets.
“On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious little mice.”
“It’s getting pretty cold out. I think it’s probably time to crash. Oh look, an apartment window someone left open just a crack. Perfect!”
“Anyone know if Rebecca Black lives in NYC? No reason.”