Officials seeking more information about cobra found in College Station
The following is a news release from the city of College Station:
On Friday around 4:39 p.m., Animal Control responded to the area of Forest Dr and University Dr E for a report of a snake that had behaved aggressively. On arrival the snake was identified as a young albino monocled cobra, twelve inches in length. The snake was removed and Animal Control is attempting to locate the owner to ensure they are in good health. Please be mindful of the safety of your pets in this area and remember to keep your dogs on leash.
Animal Control is asking that if anyone has information regarding ownership of the snake to please contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.
The ownership of venomous snakes is prohibited by College Station City Ordinance Sec 6-7 as follows: “Class Reptilia. Family Elapidea (coral snakes, cobras, and mambas).”
A woman emailed KBTX Friday evening and said she found the snake on her back patio.