By: Nesa Nourmohammadi
Families and their pets are safe to go outside after a missing cobra was found in the Los Angeles area.
Yesterday, the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control announced it found a loose albino monocle cobra days after it disappeared in Thousand Oaks, CA. Before the cobra disappeared, it reportedly attacked a dog, according to the Associated Press.
California prohibits private ownership of cobras, except for educational and scientific purposes, which then would require a permit. Authorities believe the cobra was kept as someone's pet.
While the species isn’t known to be aggressive, it is venomous and will defend itself if cornered. Fortunately, the dog the cobra attacked suffered minor injuries.
The monocle cobra can grow up to 4 feet long and is more active in the morning and evening when the temperature is cooler, according to authorities. The cobra was found just after 3pm, according to the AP.