Not a debate, but funny and a bit disturbing...

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A 20-inch long female Egyptian cobra disappeared from the Bronx Zoo on Friday. Needless to say, in the intervening days, her whereabouts have been of some concern to zoo managers and no doubt to some New Yorkers.

Well, mystery solved. The cobra has appeared on Twitter. Her handle: Bronx Zoo's cobra. So, what's she been up to?

Earlier today, she tweeted this.

"Rockefeller Plaza is - wait. OMG, Tina Fey just walked by me. Huge fan."

There was also this query.

"I should take in a Broadway show. Anyone heard anything about the "Spiderman" musical?"

She took time out for a practical joke.

"Holding very still at the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is going to be hilarious."

She even grabbed dessert, tweeting...

"Enjoying a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery. This is going straight to my hips. Oh wait, I don't have hips. Yesssss."

As for tonight, the cobra is clearly trying to make the most of her adventure.

"Gonna listen to some jazz tonight. You know I love some great flute work."

(Soundbite of music)

"Do they provide it or is it bring-your-own basket?"

Zoo officials say they're confident that the wayward snake is still somewhere inside the Bronx Zoo's reptile house. Right now it's the snake's game, says a spokesman. Our best strategy is patience.


Okay, so whoever wrote the snake's tweets is hilarious, but I find the fact that they can't find the deadly cobra a bit disturbing... and they're not even closing the zoo, just the reptile house! Wow...


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Jodi - posted on 03/30/2011




Well, they don't close our botanic gardens here because of the deadly brown snakes that roam in the natural environment :D We spent a day in the Botanic Gardens just the other week and walked right past a brown snake on the side of the path.

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Oh, and I really suggest you guys listen to the story on the website - the person reading the snake's tweets is really funny :)

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