One glue trap ends days of searching for venomous zebra cobras in north Raleigh

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Despite the consultation and preparation by animal control officers, a glue trap was ultimately deployed to capture a venomous zebra cobra on a north Raleigh porch on Wednesday, ending an eventful 48-hour period that attracted attention throughout North Carolina.

logan snake catcher It was taken to a safer location to be fully cleaned after it was guided into the bucket and guided out.

logan snake catcher As WRAL's cameras captured it earlier in the day, a striped snake slithered out of the siding of a house on Sandringham Drive and onto a porch. Lifting its head, its hood could be seen.

Camera crews had to be redirected after Animal Control officers confirmed it was a snake before moving in to try to capture it.

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

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Raleigh venomous zebra cobra caught by glue trap after days-long search

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In Raleigh, North Carolina. Following hours of consultation and preparation by police and animal control officers, a venomous zebra cobra was captured on a north Raleigh porch on Wednesday night, capping an unusual 48-hour saga that garnered national attention.

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

logan snake catcher Earlier in the day, WRAL's cameras caught the snake crawling out of a siding onto a porch on Sandringham Drive. When it lifted its head to look around, the top of its hood was visible.

After confirming it was the snake, Animal Control officers moved the camera crews back before moving in to capture it.

This same residence had called 911 early Tuesday, sparking the search.

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The ordeal has ended, said Joan Nelson, her neighbor.

She said she was really happy and that she felt much safer now. It feels good to be able to walk on the deck and outside. The snake seems to have a lot of problems, though.

There has been a missing zebra cobra in a north Raleigh neighborhood where a striped snake is laying out on a porch.

Even a morning dog walk can prove dangerous for this snake, a zebra cobra that can spit up to nine feet. The African Snakebite Institute states that the snake is very dangerous. It could cause a victim's nervous system to shut down.

An individual hit by the snake's poison would feel immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. A high fever and breathing difficulties would follow, which could lead to respiratory failure.

Dr. Salina Locke, a veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care, treats all kinds of animals.

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

Despite the risks associated with this snake, Locke does not recommend it as a pet.

Most bites occur when a person is sleeping. Bite victims could be plagued with health problems for years, studies show.

There was a police search of a home near 6917 Chamonix Place where a cobra was last observed on Tuesday afternoon.

An animal problem led to four police visits in March. The zebra cobra was spotted on a porch a half mile away on Monday and Tuesday.

Keith and Rebecca Gifford live at that address, according to county records. A Facebook account associated with Keith Giffords name shows several images of snakes that he claims his son Christopher owns.

Christopher Gifford has over 460000 followers on TikTok. In one of his posts, he claims to have a 7-foot-long zebra cobra.