[VIDEO] Indian Cobra Rescued from a Containership


A stow-away Indian Cobra was rescued from a container ship bound for the APM Terminals in New Jersey.  On December 10th, the ship was heading from Singapore to the United States when the crew discovered the 18-inch long cobra in the hold. The snake was in a poor condition – dehydrated, cold and exposed to oil residue.Once the ship docked in New Jersey, two herpetologists, Kevin Torregrosa and Shuter, from the U.S. Bronx Zoo rescued the snake.  It took approximately half an hour to locate the Cobra and it was placed in a snake bag, hoisted back to the deck and brought to the Bronx Zoo.Watch the rescue of the snake from the container ship.

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Source: NBC