Police have not found a dangerous cobra believed to have bitten and killed an 18-year-old in Central Texas who was transporting the snake in his car.
Emergency personnel found Grant Thompson unresponsive Tuesday night in the parking lot of a home improvement store in Austin with a puncture wound to his wrist. He died while being taken to a Round Rock hospital.
Authorities say Thompson owned a monocled cobra and it's believed the reptile may be in the area. Police urge people not to approach the highly aggressive cobra.
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When people searched Thompson's car they found another snake, six tarantulas and a bullfrog.
He worked at a pet shop in his hometown of Temple and the Temple Daily Telegram has reported he would show exotic animals to children.