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Aggressive cobra killed

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago July 30, 2015 Jul 30, 2015 Thursday, July 30 2015 July 30, 2015 7:57 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

HOUSTON- A two-foot long cobra that was captured in a luxury high-rise apartment in Houston was destroyed because a pest control company couldn't find it a new home.

Police were called to the complex over the weekend after tenants saw the cobra on the third floor. Officers used a broom to corner and capture it and no one was hurt.

The snake is native to Southeast Asia and authorities don't know how it ended up in the building or who owned it.

A pest control company says it tried to tried to find a taker for the snake but got little interest because its so aggressive.

The snake is dangerous and its venom can be deadly.

Image: Emily Reaux

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