Houston police catch cobra at high-rise apartment complex

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HOUSTON (AP) — An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in Houston has been euthanized.

A licensed pest control company official said Thursday that the albino monocled cobra was very dangerous. Josie Moss with A All Animal Control in Houston says the snake’s venom can be deadly.

Houston police were summoned to the complex Saturday when some residents spotted the snake on the third floor. Police used a broom to corner and capture the cobra.

Authorities aren’t sure how the snake, which is native to Southeast Asia, ended up in the building or who owned it.

Moss says her company tried to find a home for the snake before euthanizing it, but didn’t find a lot of people interested due to the reptile’s aggression.

Nobody was hurt.

Source: Brownsville Herald

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