Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Bronx Zoo Cobra "Speaks"

When a small poisonous cobra went missing at the Bronx Zoo last March, the cobra decided to write about his adventures on Twitter. The cobra was eventually recaptured without causing any harm, all to the relief of zoo officials. The tweets continue to this day and have attracted nearly a quarter of a million followers.

The tweets are very funny and they show how clever a cobra can be. For example, today (in anticipation of Hurricane Irene), he tweeted, "Snakes can sense things that humans can't. So, I thought I should give you a heads up. I think it might rain."

On Mother's Day, he tweeted, "Some snakes eat their own young." My personal favorite dates back to the time just after he was recaptured, he commented, "I know the zoo doesn't like it when you tap on the glass, but I don't mind it. In fact, feel free to tap really hard. With a hammer even."

Finally, while he was still missing, he humorously tweeted, "Don't turn around I'm right behind you. Just kidding! lol!"

Reading the cobra tweets, makes me laugh. It's a lot better than watching endless news about Irene, especially while trapped in my New York City hotel room. 

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