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.”