Have You Seen This Missing Cobra?

Rare cobra could be at large in small Texas town.

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012  |  Updated 1:52 PM CDT
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Have You Seen This Missing Cobra?

Residents of Brownwood, Texas are shaking out their shoes and laundry piles a little more than usual after a pet cobra vanished from his home earlier this week.

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Residents of a small Texas town are shaking out their shoes and laundry piles a little more than usual after a pet cobra vanished from his home earlier this week.


Nick Ferguson, who's the animal control officer in Brownwood, says the sunset monocle is 12 to 16 inches long and whitish-pink in color. He says the owner noticed his snake was missing from his home Monday and had been looking for it when he was arrested Wednesday on a drug charge.
 

Ferguson says the illegal snake could be hiding somewhere in the house -- or somewhere out on the town of almost 20,000 residents 150 miles southwest of Dallas.

A herpetologist from the Abilene Zoo 65 miles away is helping a state game warden and Ferguson with their search.

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