Highly-venomous cobra escapes Florida home; residents panic

Highly-venomous cobra escapes Florida home; residents panic

Highly-venomous cobra escapes Florida home; residents panic

The search continues for a deadly cobra that escaped from an enclosure at the home of its owner in Ocala, said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The snake then jumped towards the man, got out of the cage and slither away. The trainee was in the home while Purdy was at work.

During Tuesday's news conference, wildlife officials said the reptile could still be in the room in which it was held - or the immediate area of the house, where they focused the search - or anywhere, really.

Bizarrely, the cobra's owner, Brian Purdy, has suggested that the snake may have been eaten by a large lizard he also owns.

"You're anxious about someone breaking in and robbing you and now you've got to worry about a snake if you step out going to work", neighbor Brandon Lacey said. They urged residents to use caution until the snake is captured.

Florida officials are searching for a highly venomous snake that escaped from its enclosure on Monday night and has not been seen since.

"I'm concerned about this because this is scary", he said. "(I'm) scared and don't know what to do", he said.

There are more than 280 licensed venomous reptile permit holders in the state.

Purdy has a venomous reptile permit license.

Some people here are too scared to be in their own homes, fearing about not knowing where the venomous snake might be hiding. It hasn't been seen since and officials say they aren't sure if it's actually escaped the home.

Elvis' owner, Michael Kennedy, of the Discovery Channel program "Airplane Repo" surrendered custody of the snake in January.

"We wanted to emphasize that this is a venomous snake and a risky animal and should not be approached".

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