After the recent escape of a cobra from its cage in a Brownwood home, the public has been on edge due to this lethal snake being on the loose; however, local officials and herpetologists from Abilene state that the snake is most likely still in the home.
Although Brownwood Animal Control Officer Nick Ferguson spent 4 hours searching for the snake recently with the zoo’s herpetologist and Texas Parks and Wildlife officers, the cobra remains at large. All involved in the search have stated that they feel the cobra is still located in the home due to the cold weather and the fact that the snake had recently been fed before its escape.
“We searched for about 4 hours with the zoo herpetologist and two Texas Parks and Wildlife officers. We didn’t see any evidence of it there, there were so many places it could be because of its size,” said Ferguson. “We checked in clothes, closets and in drawers. Snakes can lay low for a month or two after being fed.”
Sarah Strom-Kieschnick of the nonprofit outreach organization For the Love of Nature stated that she also believes the cobra is still within the home.