Saturday, September 6, 2014

Deadly Albino Cobra

The deadly albino cobra that was captured  after slithering around a California neighborhood for days could have given a potentially deadly bite, this according to a snake expert.

'There's no indication that it's had its venom glands removed,' said Ian Recchio, curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Los Angeles Zoo, of the snake, caught in Thousand Oaks, California. The venom of the albino monocled cobra can kill a human within hours of a bite.

Reports that it had bitten a dog that evening raised concerns, and authorities warned people to watch their children and keep their pets indoors.

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