Glue trap in Raleigh ends daylong search for venomous zebra cobra
Following many hours of consultation and preparation by Animal Control officers, a glue trap was finally able to capture the deadly snake on a north Raleigh porch on Wednesday night, capping a 48-hour case involving North Carolina media.
We guided the cobra into a red bucket and took it to a safe location so that we could fully remove the glue from its body.
The snake was seen crawling onto a porch of a house on Sandringham Drive earlier in the day. In looking around, the hood of the vulture was visible.
Camera crews were moved back after the officers confirmed it was the snake before attempting to catch it.
911 call from that same home sparked the search in the early morning Tuesday.
An investigation of a venomous zebra cobra in north Raleigh is concluded with the discovery of a glue trap
Venomous snake, Raleigh Cobra
Posted on July 1, 2021 at 7:21 a.m.
Updated July 13 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
WRAL reporters Kasey Cunningham, Joe Fisher & Matt Talhelm, along with multiplatform producers Heather Leah & Maggie Brown;
The North Carolina capital is Raleigh. Following hours of consultation and preparation by Raleigh police and animal control officers, a glue trap eventually entrapped a venomous zebra cobra on a north Raleigh porch Wednesday night, capping an event that garnered attention throughout the state.
To completely remove the glue from its body, the cobra was seated in a red bucket and transported to a safe location.
An earlier image captured by WRAL show the snake scrabbling to the front porch of a house on Sandringham Drive, crawling through the siding. 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.
Early Tuesday, early Tuesday morning, a 911 call from inside the same house sparked the search.
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The ordeal is over at last, said neighbor Joan Nelson.
She said she was really happy and that she felt much safer now. After spending time on my deck, I feel like I can go outside now. The snake, though, must have felt bad.
Trying to find a zebra cobra laying on a porch in a north Raleigh neighborhood where one is missing.
Having a snake that can spit up to nine feet long can make even a morning dog walk a frightening experience. In the opinion of the African Snakebite Institute, snakes are very dangerous. An animal's venom could cause the victim's nervous system to shut down.
An individual hit by the snake's poison would feel immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. In the next few hours, a heavy fever would occur, as well as respiratory difficulty.
The Avian and Exotic Animal Care is run by veterinarian Salina Locke, who treats all types of pets.
The cobra species in this group doesn't typically bite. The venom sprays more readily, since it is so accurate. they aim right for the eyes, she said.
She is not recommending it for pets, due to its risks.
Sleeping is the most common time when people are bitten. organic The effects of being bitten may last for years, according to research.
There was a police search of 6917 Chamonix Place Tuesday afternoon, near the street where the last sighting of the cobra was reported.
Four officers were dispatched to that home for an animal issue in March. Following the zebra cobra's spotting on a porch a half mile away, they returned on Monday and Tuesday.
The records of the county show Rebecca and Keith Gifford live at the address. A Facebook account associated with Keith Gifford shows several photos of snakes that Christopher Gifford also owns.
Christopher Gifford has 460000 followers on TikTok. His posts claim he has a 7-foot zebra cobra.