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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Orlando's missing king cobra now has two Twitter handles ... and counting

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 1:11 PM

When we first learned that there was an 8-foot-long king cobra on the loose in Orlando, we suggested that somebody create a Twitter handle for the snake, a la the Bronx Zoo cobra who became an Internet sensation in 2011. 

Well, our cobra now has two Twitter handles: @cobraontherun and @kingcobraORL

Here's a sampling of posts from the accounts: 

On a more serious note, the FWC has posted a photo to its website of what the snake would look like if its hood were not raised. 

click to enlarge VIA FWC
  • via FWC

And WFTV's Karla Ray posted to Twitter that the FWC has confirmed that the Mike Kennedy who owns this escaped snake is the same Mike Kennedy who lost a cobra in 2011, which was eventually shot by a homeowner in a College Park garage. We have requested records from the FWC but have not yet received a response. We've also attempted to contact Kennedy via his website. 

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