|Captured cobra had intact venom glands|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LOS ANGELES — A monocled cobra that roamed a California neighborhood for days could have given a potentially deadly bite, a snake expert said Friday.
“There’s no indication that it’s had its venom glands removed,” said Ian Recchio, curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Los Angeles Zoo.
The snake, about 3 feet long, was captured on Thursday in a neighborhood in Thousand Oaks.
Reports that it had bitten a dog that evening raised concerns, and authorities warned people to watch their children and keep their pets indoors.
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