Voters Name Venomous Cobra That Was Loose in Thousand Oaks for Several Days

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Voters recently named a famed cobra that now resides at the San Diego Zoo after evading authorities and slithering loose in Thousand Oaks for several days.

Adhira, which means lightning in Hindi, was the winning name, the San Diego Zoo tweeted Friday.

The zoo, which received the venomous albino monocled cobra over the Los Angeles Zoo because it had the needed anti-venom, decided to hold a naming contest because the dayslong search for her had generated so much interest.

Adhira received 4,612 votes, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Other potential names included Sapheda (white), Krima (cream), Cini (Sugar), Moti (pearl) and Sundara (beautiful).

Adhira, which is 4 feet long and estimated to be around 2 years old, went on display for the public to see in December.

She was taken to the San Diego Zoo after gaining attention when she roamed the streets of Thousand Oaks in September for several days.

While loose, she reportedly bit a dog, which was expected to be OK.

It was still unclear where she came from, but authorities suspect she had an owner in the area because she appeared to be cared for.

Those who wished to visit Adhira were advised to go during sundown, as cobras are typically most active during the morning and evening hours when it’s cooler.

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