North Raleighs dayslong search for a venomous zebra cobra ends with a glue trap

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Following many hours of consultation and preparation by Animal Control officers, the glue trap finally caught a venomous zebra cobra on the porch of a home in north Raleigh on Wednesday night, ending an eventful 48-hour period that attracted attention throughout North Carolina.

A red bucket was used to place the cobra in the bucket and to transport it to a location where all glue could be removed.

WRAL's cameras caught the snake the previous day crawling onto the porch of a house on Sandringham Drive. Its hood was visible when it raised its head to look around.

After confirming it was a snake, Animal Control officers moved the camera crews back of the area and attempted to capture it there.

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


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

This page contains information about the Raleigh Cobra, a venomous snake

On July 1, 2021, at 7:21 a.m. EDT

The following was updated on July 13 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

By Kasey Cunningham, Joe Fisher & Matt Talhelm, WRAL reporters, and Heather Leah & Maggie Brown, multiplatform producers

The North Carolina capital is Raleigh. Despite hours of preparation by animal control and law enforcement officers, a venomous zebra cobra was captured on a north Raleigh porch on Wednesday night, coming to an end in North Carolina after nearly 48 hours of turmoil.

As the glue was slowly removed from the cobra's body, it was placed into a red bucket and taken to a safe location.

A striped snake was spotted earlier in the day crawling out of the siding of a house on Sandringham Drive, onto the front porch of a house. When it lifted its head to look around, the top of its hood was visible.

Camera crews were moved back after the officers confirmed it was the snake before attempting to catch it.

A 911 call from the same location prompted the search early Tuesday morning.

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She said the ordeal is over and she is relieved.

She said she feels much safer now and is very happy. After this experience, I feel like I can go outside, walk on the deck, or even go for a jog. The snake, though, must have felt bad.

Snake laying out on a porch in 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. African Snakebite Institute has described the snake as very dangerous. It is possible for the venom to cause a victim's nervous system to shut down.

Someone who is bitten by the poison of a cobra would feel pain, swelling, gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Following a heavy fever and breathing problems, you might lose your breath and may die.

Dr. Salina Locke, a veterinarian with Avian and Exotic Animal Care, treats an array of animals.

The cobra in this species usually does not bite. It is more likely that they will spray their venom . They are very accurate and go straight for the eyes.

A pet of this snake is not recommended because of the risks, according to Locke.

Sleeping people are more likely to be bitten. Bite victims could be plagued with health problems for years, studies show.

logan snake catcher Police searched a home on 6917 Chamonix Place on Tuesday, near where the cobra was last seen.

There were four visits by police to that house in March in connection with an animal issue. logan snake catcher Following the sighting on Monday and Tuesday of the zebra cobra on a porch about half a mile away, they returned.

There are records in the county that indicate Keith and Rebecca Gifford reside at that address. His Facebook account shows several pictures of snakes he claims are owned by his son, Christopher, according to the account.

TikTok user Christopher Gifford has more than 460000 followers. A zebra cobra that is seven feet long is claimed by him on one of his posts.