White Cobra Captured in Thousand Oaks Quarantined at L.A. Zoo

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A venomous white cobra that eluded capture for four days as it wandered through a Thousand Oaks neighborhood remained quarantined Friday at the Los Angeles Zoo and appeared to be "nervous," officials said.

The Thousand Oaks cobra is moved to a temporary new home at the Los Angeles zoo. (Credit: KTLA)
The Thousand Oaks cobra is moved to a temporary new home at the Los Angeles zoo. (Credit: KTLA)

The cobra was found Thursday hiding beneath a stack of wood in the semi-rural yard where it was first spotted. It was then transported to the zoo, where it is receiving care.

"This is not a domesticated species," said Ian Recchio, curator of reptile and amphibians at the zoo. "It's very nervous."

Caretakers are allowing the cobra to "settle down," drink fresh water and find its own dark, cool corner before its likely move to the San Diego Zoo.

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