Houston police were summoned to The Rice Apartments after residents spotted an albino monocled cobra on the third floor over the weekend.
He immediately snapped a picture because nobody would believe he’d seen a cobra roaming the halls of a luxury high-rise without photographic evidence.
“For a second, your brain does not compute what that is”, Johnson said. “Had a wedding to go to on Saturday, I was running super late”, he said.
But his fear of snakes was greater than his fear of heights.
“I went out my neighbor’s window and scaled the wall into my place”, Manglicmot told the station.
This isn’t the first time this month cobras have been in the news in Texas.
“We talked about throwing a laundry basket over him”.
“But we were anxious that the snake was going to go someplace where we couldn’t find him”, Johnson said.
Jarrad Mears, a division manager for Animal Control, said every expert he’s spoken with believes the snake is a Cobra.
The snake was caught but authorities are now following up on rumors about a former resident who owned a cobra and was asked to leave the building. Moss said the officers didn’t know it, but they were playing with death.
Resident Colby Lewis says someone ran up to him and a group he was with and told them to call the police because they were nearly bitten by a cobra.
The cobra was handed over to an animal control officer, who euthanized it, saying it was far too aggressive. The big questions now: Whose cobra was it? “That particular cobra is one of the deadliest snakes in the world”.