Exotic snake owner’s ‘dangerous’ king cobra recaptured in Texas

In the latest tale of unusual animals going rogue in Texas, a “dangerous” king cobra got loose on Wednesday in Fort Bend.

Stock photo via WikiCommons
Stock photo via WikiCommons

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It took “snake man” Clint Pustejovsky hours to capture the highly venomous, 8-foot-long snake, which was found nearby the barn it escaped from. According to ABC13, the snake, along with 24 others, belongs to Jared Zellars.

“The most venomous snake capture I’ve ever had by far,” Pustejovsky told ABC13.

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Authorities said Zellars holds all the proper permits to keep exotic snakes and has had them for about five years. He’s not sure how the snake got out.

“I usually use hooks. I double check everything. Lock them. All the cages are locked. She just happened to break through,” he said.

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After the cobra was captured, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Facebook account let people know that the situation was resolved and even made a little joke.

Author: Staff Writer

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