The hunt is on in a Los Angeles community for a lethal albino cobra.
California Fish and Wildlife Department officers are searching for a deadly albino cobra in Thousand Oaks, an affluent suburb southeast of Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the cobra was last seen after it bit a dog. A Cobra bite can kill an animal or a human in roughly an hour’s time. The dog was lucky to survive. Residents are warned to keep their pets inside until the snake is found.
The cobra reportedly escaped from the home of its owner, who lives in the neighborhood but has not been identified.
I have no idea why someone would want to keep a lethal albino cobra in their home, but then again, I don’t like snakes. Jay Brewer, the owner of a local reptile zoo who clearly likes snakes, shared a similar sentiment with the Los Angeles Times.
“I am very disturbed,” Brewer said. “I don’t think there is anything positive about finding a monocled cobra.”
Monocled cobras have an o-shaped ring on the hood surrounding their heads. Found primarily in South and Southeast Asia, they are considered one of the deadliest snakes in the world.