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Posted: October 08, 2015

Deadly king cobra captured after massive 5-week search in Florida

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Photos: Missing king cobra captured in Florida
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped in Orlando.
Photos: Missing king cobra captured in Florida
A king cobra that escaped from an Orlando home in early September and was the subject of a massive search effort has been found.

By WFTV – Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. —

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A king cobra that escaped from an Orlando, Florida, home in early September and was the subject of a massive search effort has been found.

The snake, which escaped its cage at a home on North Apopka Vineland Road, was discovered at a nearby home late Wednesday night.

A woman called Orange County Animal Control after she said she was in her garage putting items in her clothes dryer when she heard a hissing sound.

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Animal control officers and police responded and found the snake under the dryer.

The snake was captured and returned to owner Mike Kennedy. Kennedy's wife confirmed that it was their king cobra.

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The non-native, venomous snake escaped from Kennedy's home, which is used as a rescue facility for exotic animals.

Kennedy was fined $366 after authorities said he admitted to waiting 24 hours to report the escape.

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The snake's escape led to a massive search effort, which included setting traps to capture the animal.

For complete coverage, visit Orlando's WFTV.

 
 

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