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RALEIGH POLICE SEAL DAYS-LONG HUNT FOR VENOMOUS ZEBRA COBRA WITH GLUE TRAP.

Following many hours of consultation and preparation by officers from Raleigh police and animal control, a venomous zebra cobra was captured on Wednesday night by a glue trap, a 48-hour incident that generated nationwide interest.

The glue was removed from the cobra’s body after being guided into a red bucket and brought to a safe location.

A striped snake was captured by WRAL cameras crawling onto a front porch on Sandringham Drive earlier in the day. Its hood was visible when it raised its head to look around.

The Wildlife Control officers moved camera crews back after confirming that this is the snake, then went in to attempt to capture it.

The search was sparked by a 911 call from the same home early Tuesday.

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The story is from Kasey Cunningham, Joe Fisher, and Matt Talhelm, reporters for WRAL; and Heather Leah and Maggie Brown, multiplatform producers for WRAL.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Despite hours of consultation and preparation of law enforcement and animal control officers, a venomous zebra cobra was captured on a north Raleigh porch on Wednesday night, coming to an end in North Carolina after nearly 48 hours of turmoil.

A red bucket was used to guide the cobra into a safe location so that the glue could be removed from its body completely.

An earlier image captured by WRAL show the snake scrabbling to the front porch of a house on Sandringham Drive, crawling through the siding. While raising its head to take a look around, its hood was visible.

When Animal Control officers confirmed the snake was the one they moved camera crews back before they attempted to catch it.

This same residence had called 911 early Tuesday, sparking the search.

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A neighbor, Joan Nelson, said she is relieved the ordeal is over.

It makes me feel much safer, she said. It feels as if I can now go outside and enjoy the scenery. Even so, I feel kind of sorry for the snake.

Trying to find a zebra cobra laying on a porch in a north Raleigh neighborhood where one is missing.

Even a morning walk with your dog becomes dangerous due to the snake’s ability to spit up to nine feet and be as fast as a zebra cobra. The African Snakebite Institute cites the snake as extremely dangerous. A victim’s nervous system might shut down upon ingestion of the venom.

Cobra poison causes immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. In the next few hours, a heavy fever would occur, as well as respiratory difficulty.

Salina Locke is an experienced veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care, where she treats all types of pets.

Normally, this cobra species does not bite. She said they are more likely to spray their venom . they are very precise and go straight for the eyes.

brisbane north snake catcher Despite the risks associated with this snake, Locke does not recommend it as a pet.

In most cases, bites occur when people are sleeping. A study shows that those who are bitten may suffer long-term health issues.

In the late afternoon on Tuesday, police searched 6917 Chamonix Place, near the place where the snake was last spotted.

In March, the police visited that residence four times for an animal issue. Following the zebra cobra’s spotting on a porch a half mile away, they returned on Monday and Tuesday.

There are county records showing that Keith and Rebecca Gifford live at that address. In a Facebook profile associated with Keith Gifford’s name, there are several pictures of snakes he says his son Christopher owns.

His TikTok account has more than 460000 followers. A zebra cobra that is seven feet long is claimed by him on one of his posts.

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