Escaped albino cobra gets new home at California zoo

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A venomous albino cobra that somehow got loose in a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood and attacked a dog, putting residents on edge, has been given a new home at the San Diego Zoo, a spokeswoman there said on Friday. The all-white specimen of a species called a monocled cobra, which is illegal to possess in California without a special permit, was captured on Thursday near where it was last seen when it scuffled with the dog in the community of Thousand Oaks. The snake was initially taken to the Los Angeles Zoo and later transferred to the San Diego Zoo. “We don’t have the anti-venom for this type of cobra and the San Diego Zoo does,” Los Angeles Zoo spokeswoman April Spurlock said in explaining the move.

September 5, 2014 11:43 pm

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