Deadly poisonous cobra loose in Raleigh neighborhood :: WRAL.com

A venomous cobra is on the loose in Raleigh.

Cobra zebra was last seen Sandringham Drive in northwest Raleigh, according to a police warning issued at 1:30 a.m.

The python is not native to North Carolina – it is from Africa. It belonged to someone who lived in the Brittany Woods neighborhood near Leesville Road.

North Carolina law states that it is not illegal to possess venomous snakes if the owner keeps the reptile in an escape-proof container. There also had to be an escape plan and a specific location for a suitable antivenom.

The snake was last spotted on someone’s balcony.

Officials are concerned that the snake could bite or spit in the eye of its attacker if trapped. According to the African Snake Institute, the snake is very dangerous. The venom can shut down the victim’s nervous system.

Local hospitals have access to a poison control index in case someone has a little bit.

The snake can spit venom from up to 9 feet away. Spitting is the primary form of defense. He is shy, and will not stand up for himself unless he is trapped.

If it wiggles, someone will feel immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting and diarrhea. This is followed by high fever and breathing problems, which can lead to respiratory failure.

The majority of bites occur while people are sleeping. Research shows that vulnerable people may have health problems for years.

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The dangerous reptile has a black throat and hood. Its body is about four feet long, and it has black, brown and white stripes. The institute says it is mostly nocturnal, and is often found on paved roads after it rains.

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Community residents said they didn’t know a venomous snake was living in their area, and they’re worried — especially for their pets and children.

“It’s very concerning,” said Mark Pavlik, who lives in the Brittany Woods neighborhood. “It appears to be a very dangerous snake, and dogs like to smell the grass and check things out.” “It’s a serious concern.”

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Police say the venomous snake came from a nearby house and call 911 immediately if you see it.

The snake was originally reported on a 911 call from a neighbor, who said he obtained a photo and video of it.

Snake bites kill more than 81,000 people worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization. Most of these deaths occur in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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