Escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra Joins Twitter

Missing cobra shares Manhattan adventures with thousands of Twitter followers.

ByABC News
March 29, 2011, 10:38 AM

March 29, 2011— -- The deadly cobra that vanished from the Bronx Zoo this weekend remains MIA, but now fans can follow the slippery snake -- on Twitter.

Since Monday, the Twitter account @BronxZoosCobra has tweeted the imaginary escapades of the escaped female cobra as it takes on Manhattan.

"If you want to find me, I right in front of the original Ray's Pizza," says one tweet.

"Leaving Wall Street. These guys make my skin crawl. #snakeonthetown," says another.

In a message to actor Charlie Sheen, the snake wrote, "Dear @CharlieSheen, know what's better than tiger's blood? Cobra venom. #winning #snakeonthetown Also I'm 20 inches long. Just sayin'."

The poisonous snake also had some hissy words for mogul Donald Trump: "Donald Trump is thinking about running for president?! Don't worry, I'll handle this. Where is Trump Tower exactly?"

The person behind the now famous snake's fake Twitter account declined a phone interview with, saying in an e-mail, "My voice is a little lissspy."

But, the tweeter said "she" was enjoying the newfound fame.

"I'm happy for the opportunity to show people a softer side of snakes. Snakes are people too. Oh, wait. Nevermind."

When asked to reveal the human identity behind the Twitter account, @BronxZoosCobra deflected again, writing, "Interest in revealing myself? I'm totally naked all the time. I don't think I can get more revealing."

Still,"she" said she wasn't affiliated with the Bronx Zoo and was "just a former tenant."

As of Tuesday morning, the @BronxZoosCobra account had attracted the attention of nearly 30,000 followers, including one high-profile "foe" -- @BronxZookeeper.

Set up to follow only @BronxZoosCobra, the zookeeper's fake account (it displays a Gmail account and is not connected to the Bronx Zoo's official Twitter page) tweets its pretend activities as it tries to track dow the missing snake.

"Seriously, @BronxZoosCobra. I give you special entrance to the rodent exhibit and this is how you re-pay me? NOT COOL," reads one tweet.