A king cobra has been on the loose in Orlando since Tuesday, officials say.
“We are used to snakes here in Florida, but a king cobra is a totally different story,” a TV anchor said on WESH2.
The male cobra is green and yellow and about 8-feet long. The owner, Mike Kennedy, didn’t report the escape right away when it went missing on Tuesday, and could face criminal penalties.
Kennedy is the star of the Discover Channel reality show Airplane Repo and calls himself an exotic animal dealer on his website. His site also features images of him with various exotic animals, including a king cobra.
Officials believe the snake will stay close to home in a woody area. According to National Geographic, one bite contains enough venom to kill 20 people.
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