Tags: cobra | ocala

Cobra Keeps Ocala on Its Toes

Image: Cobra Keeps Ocala on Its Toes
(Twitter post screengrab)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 01:01 PM

An missing cobra has a Florida neighborhood on its toes after escaping from a home in Ocala on Monday night.

Brian Purdy, the cobra's owner, contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission around 9 p.m. to alert them that his suphan cobra had escaped into his neighborhood, according to Fox News.

A man at Purdy’s home reportedly opened the snake’s cage and the two-foot cobra jumped out, said CBS News.

Neighbors were made aware of the situation after the wildlife folks, local police, and fire officials weren’t able to locate the snake.

“Residents in the area are urged to use caution until this snake has been captured,” according to an FWC press release. “Although reclusive by nature, cobras are highly venomous and will strike out if they feel threatened. FWC says the cobra is about 2 feet in length, with ‘distinctive multicolor markings.’”

In September 2015, an eight-foot cobra escaped from an Orlando home, noted CBS News, and was found a month later beneath an Orlando woman's clothes dryer.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
An missing cobra has a Florida neighborhood on its toes after escaping from a home in Ocala on Monday night.
cobra, ocala
172
2017-01-15
Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 01:01 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved