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Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Twitter Account, Tours City

This was obviously inevitable, but still sort of cute (unless it turns tragic). The infamous Egyptian cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo now has a fake Twitter account, where it has been tweeting about its adventures in sightseeing around New York.

In its first tweet, @BronxZoosCobra wrote: “I want to thank those animals from the movie ‘Madagascar.’ They were a real inspiration.” (“Madagascar” is the 2005 film where animals escape the Central Park zoo). The cobra now has over 43,000 followers, and under location it writes: “Not at the Bronx Zoo.”

When New York-based NBC news correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that “it may take ‘days or even weeks’ to find missing #cobra. Describe it as 20″, 3oz & pencil-thin,” the cobra responded, “@peternbcnews Don’t turn around. I’m right behind you. Just kidding! lol!”

Jokes aside, the cobra has a surprisingly non-violent side — it has expressed its desire for a vegan diet, and, in our favorite tweet, outrage at the treatment of its species.

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