Glue trap in Raleigh ends daylong search for venomous zebra cobra

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Following many hours of consultation and preparation by officers from Raleigh police and animal control, law enforcement and animal control officers trapped the venomous snake on a north Raleigh porch Wednesday night, capping a 48-hour case involving North Carolina media.

The cobra was guided into a red bucket and taken to a safe location so that the glue could be removed completely.

An earlier video interview had captured a striped snake crawling onto a porch on Sandringham Drive from the siding of a house. A hood was visible wherever it turned its head.

Officers from Animal Control moved the cameras back after confirming that it was the snake, trying to capture it before moving in.

An early morning 911 call from that same home prompted the search.

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A glue trap endangers days-long search in north Raleigh for venomous zebra cobras

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The North Carolina capital is Raleigh. Despite hours of preparation by animal control and law enforcement officers, a zebra cobra was caught on a Raleigh porch on Wednesday night, capping a 48-hour saga that attracted national attention.

A red bucket was used to guide the cobra into a safe location so that the glue could be removed from its body completely.

The WRAL cameras captured the striped snake crawling out of the siding of a Sandringham Drive house, onto the front porch. A hood was visible wherever it turned its head.

Officers from Animal Control moved the cameras back after confirming that it was the snake, trying to capture it before moving in.

On Tuesday, police searched the same home after receiving a 911 call there.

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A neighbor, Joan Nelson, said she is relieved the ordeal is over.

She says she feels safe and happy now. After this experience, I feel like I can go outside, walk on the deck, or even go for a jog. logan snake catcher Though I do feel a little sorry for the snake.

There is a striped snake in the yard of a north Raleigh neighborhood where a zebra cobra has gone missing.

Zebra cobras are fast, can spit up to nine feet, and can spit at high speeds, making even morning dog walks dangerous. Consequently, the African Snakebite Institute says the snake is very dangerous. It is possible that the venom can damage a victim's nervous system.

An individual hit by the snake's poison would feel immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. A severe fever and breathing issues could cause respiratory failure.

Salina Locke is an experienced veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care, where she treats all types of pets.

Normally, this cobra species does not bite. The venom sprays more readily, since it is so accurate. they aim right for the eyes, she said.

The risk of keeping this snake as a pet prevents Locke from recommending this snake for this purpose.

Bite incidents are most common during sleep. The effects of being bitten may last for years, according to research.

It has been reported that police searched a home on 6917 Chamonix Place, near the location where the cobra was last spotted.

Four police officers visited the home in March to investigate an animal problem. The zebra cobra was spotted on a porch a half mile away on Monday and Tuesday.

According to county records, Keith and Rebecca Gifford live at that address. According to a Facebook account linked to Keith Gifford's name, he has several photos of snakes he claims to own with his son, Christopher.

Christopher Gifford has over 460000 followers on TikTok. One of his posts claims that he owns a 7-foot zebra cobra.