Twitter has a new star joining its ranks. The Bronx Zoo's missing cobra joined Twitter yesterday, and he already has over 35,000 followers. Worried zookeepers don't know how the wily cobra slipped out of its enclosure in the reptile house on Friday, but the poisonous snake doesn't plan on being recaptured any time soon.

In addition to keeping the zookeepers off his trail, the cobra humorously narrates his adventures while on the loose in the Bronx.

After the Bergdorf Goodman store invited the @BronxZoosCobra to visit, it tweeted, "If I recognize a single belt..."

For its part, the zoo is working overtime to find the snake and restore confidence in an alarmed public. In a statement released yesterday, zoo director James J. Breheny noted, “We understand the interest in this story and that everyone wants us to find the missing snake. As this may take days or even weeks, daily updates should not be expected.”

  • candibfly

    glad it didn't escape when i was there weekend after last *faints*

    thinking back on the the hell did it get out?!

  • candibfly

    and that's weekend BEFORE last...y'all knew what i meant tho. hmmph

  • Mamacita

    :lol: @ the Twitter page.

    people are stupid...

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    That's funny.

    I think a yt employee stole that snake to have as a "pet." Yall know crazy folk be talkin bout their snake "love them" and chit. :no:

  • Anna

    Mamacita says:

    :lol: @ The Twitter page.

    people are stupid…
    Stupid is not it, too much time on their hands, yes.

  • stunnaz

    I would have moved out of the country the moment they said a snake escaped. Snakes scare the shit out of me

  • TheRealAshland

    hilarious, because i live in ga. I am sure that darn cobra has a bounty on its head now

  • Daisy

    Amess . com :lol: I hope they find this snake sooner than later and it doesn't hurt/kill anybody

  • Nicksocrazy

    :coffee: Mornin!

    wonder how long he will have the 22000 + followers for?

  • YSoSerious

    This was a silly post. I likes it. :yes:

  • Cocoabana

    Now I wanna go to Bronx Zoo :coffee:

  • laterthannever

    "If I recognize one belt"

    OMG Hilarious!

  • Mr.BluPhi

    So this is only gonna be funny until someone gets bitten.....never mind, it's gonna be funnier then too

  • pinksghetti

    Ewww, I hate snakes period and this one is poisionious on top of it. I hope PA is too far for it to travel to from the Bronx.

  • vero

    Funny :)

  • ALBoy

    :no: People are crazy I bet somebody does have this snake at the house :lol: The twitter acct is funny though :lol:

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  • StillASassyOne

    Keeping it real- in the under 86 degree temps in the North- this snake porbably will not live long. I have two snakes as pets and I have to keep an infrared light on their tanks, and a heating pad underneath of it to make sure they're around 90 degrees all day and night.

    The biggest one got loose one time and was under a house, and when we found her (3 days later) was cold as hell and barely moving and this was in early fall (temps no lower than 50 degrees at night.) So...idf this snake is out and about in this won't be for long.

  • ALBoy

    SASO whats Up baby?

  • KDub

    Only thing worse than tiger blood?

    Cobra venom.


  • ALBoy

    :lol: @ Kwall you stupid Go Big Blue :coffee:

  • Sandra Rose

    Nicksocrazy says:

    :coffee: Mornin!

    wonder how long he will have the 22000 + followers for?

    It's 35,000+ now. :lol:

  • Sandra Rose

    @ StillASassyOne: I used to have a boa back in the 90s, and yes they are cold blooded animals and need a source of heat to stay alive.

  • StillASassyOne


    I have two ball pythons. A small one (my nephew's) and a rather large albino one...named "Karma." :-D

  • LilMissRed

    SMH... no words necessary

  • Jay Bee

    a lawsuit is coming at the end of all this fiasco ...right Lupe?

  • LadeeA

    I live right next to the BX, borderline Mt.Vernon and the BX. They betta find that thing.