Monocled Cobra Found Inside Luxury High Rise Euthanized

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Monocled Cobra Found Inside Luxury High Rise Euthanized

Police captured the venomous snake with a broom and a pillowcase.

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An albino monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) that was captured in a Houston, TX luxury high rise condominium has been euthanized, according to ABC13.com.  The approximately 2-foot snake was first found in a hallway of Rice Lofts complex and the police were called. After several minutes using a broom and a pillow case, the highly venomous snake was captured by police. The reptile was then turned over to Brian Moss of A All Animal Control, who decided to euthanize the snake. Moss said that the cobra bit the pillowcase more than 100 times. 

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The monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.


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Exotic pets are not allowed inside the condo complex. Management and police have no idea how the snake got into the apartment or who owned the reptile. 

A man in Round Rock, Tex. died last month from an apparent monocled cobra bite. He was found dead inside his car. The cobra suspected of biting Grant Thompson was found dead on the road near the parking lot where Thompson was found.

The monocled cobra is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. The snake grows to around 7-8 feet in length and are usually found in grasslands, scrublands and forests as well as human settlements and cities. It feeds on small mammals such as rodents, and other snakes.