Update at 4:45 p.m. ET: The adolescent Egyptian cobra, which weighs about 3 ounces, was found in the Reptile House about 9 a.m. ET, Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny said at a news conference, ABC News reports. She was “coiled, sort of secluded in a dark corner” of a holding area, a couple of hundred feet from her enclosure. NYT
Aha! It was an adolescent cobra, a teenager. Bad self image? Do her parents not listen? Is she doing poorly in school (Viper U.)?