Cobra Escapes from a Zoo and then returns back home
A 2.2-metre (seven-foot) deadly king cobra that escaped from its enclosure at a Swedish zoo has made its way back home on its own, putting closure to the more than seven-day mystery of its abduction. CEO Jonas Wahlstrom of the Skansen Aquarium stated on Sunday that Houdini, as we christened him, has climbed back inside his terrarium. The poisonous snake, Sir Vass (Sir Hiss), escaped from the aquarium, a section of the zoo at the Skansen open-air museum and park on Stockholm’s Djurgarden island, on October 22 via a light socket in the roof of its glass habitat.
This week “Houdini” was discovered after a thorough X-ray examination in the insulation between two walls in a small area close to the terrarium. Where the snake was hidden, holes were punched into the walls, but early on Sunday, the cobra vanished from the X-ray cameras’ field of vision. As it turned out, the snake had returned to its terrarium after giving up on its freedom trip.
Houdini wanted to return home since the tension of the holes in the walls was too much, according to Wahlstrom, who spoke to SVT. If the snake had escaped the structure, the snake, according to the park, would not have survived the harsh weather. King cobras are mostly found in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where they may reach lengths of up to 5.5 metres (18 feet).
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