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Cobra on loose in suburban Southern California

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood.

Snake expert Greg Pauly said Wednesday that the albino monocle cobra isn’t aggressive but will bite if cornered. Los Angeles County spokeswoman Lara Arsinian says anyone who sees the snake should call 911 and not try to approach it.

Arsinian says the snake attack Monday in Thousand Oaks sent the dog to an animal hospital in critical condition.

But TV reports on Wednesday showed the pooch with a bandaged neck, and Arsinian says the pet appears to be fine.

Cobras, which can grow to more than 4 feet long, are generally illegal to own in California. They are common in Southeast Asia.

Cobra on loose in suburban Southern California

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood.

Snake expert Greg Pauly said Wednesday that the albino monocle cobra isn’t aggressive but will bite if cornered. Los Angeles County spokeswoman Lara Arsinian says anyone who sees the snake should call 911 and not try to approach it.

Arsinian says the snake attack Monday in Thousand Oaks sent the dog to an animal hospital in critical condition.

But TV reports on Wednesday showed the pooch with a bandaged neck, and Arsinian says the pet appears to be fine.

Cobras, which can grow to more than 4 feet long, are generally illegal to own in California. They are common in Southeast Asia.

Cobra on loose in suburban Southern California

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban neighborhood.

Los Angeles County spokeswoman Lara Arsinian says the dog was bitten by the snake Monday in a residential area of Thousand Oaks.

The dog’s owner managed to take a photo of the snake, which animal control officers identified as an albino monocled cobra.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in critical condition.

Arsinian says albino monocled cobras are illegal to own.

The snakes are common in southeast Asia and can grow to more than 4 feet long.

Thousand Oaks is in area of Ventura County serviced by Los Angeles County animal control.

Cobra on loose in suburban Southern California

KDWN

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban neighborhood.

Los Angeles County spokeswoman Lara Arsinian says the dog was bitten by the snake Monday in a residential area of Thousand Oaks.

The dog’s owner managed to take a photo of the snake, which animal control officers identified as an albino monocled cobra.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in critical condition.

Arsinian says albino monocled cobras are illegal to own.

The snakes are common in southeast Asia and can grow to more than 4 feet long.

Thousand Oaks is in area of Ventura County serviced by Los Angeles County animal control.

Cobra on loose in suburban Southern California

KDWN

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban neighborhood.

Los Angeles County spokeswoman Lara Arsinian says the dog was bitten by the snake Wednesday in a residential area of Thousand Oaks.

The dog’s owner managed to take a photo of the snake, which animal control officers identified as an albino monocled cobra.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in critical condition.

Arsinian says albino monocled cobras are illegal to own.

The snakes are common in southeast Asia and can grow to more than 4 feet long.

Thousand Oaks is in area of Ventura County serviced by Los Angeles County animal control.