The venomous zebra cobra found in north Raleigh is trapped by a glue trap.

As a result of hours of consultation between law enforcement and animal control officers, the glue trap finally caught a venomous zebra cobra on the porch of a home in north Raleigh on Wednesday night, capping a 48-hour case involving North Carolina media.

The glue was removed from the cobra’s body after being guided into a red bucket and brought to a safe location.

An earlier video interview had captured a striped snake crawling onto a porch on Sandringham Drive from the siding of a house. While raising its head to take a look around, its hood was visible.

Officers from Animal Control moved the cameras back after confirming that it was the snake, trying to capture it before moving in.

Early Tuesday, early Tuesday morning, a 911 call from inside the same house sparked the search.

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N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Following hours of consultation and preparation by Raleigh police and animal control officers, a glue trap eventually entrapped a venomous zebra cobra on a north Raleigh porch Wednesday night, highlighting the nearly 48-hour ordeal across North Carolina.

As the glue was slowly removed from the cobra’s body, it was placed into a red bucket and taken to a safe location.

An earlier image captured by WRAL show the snake scrabbling to the front porch of a house on Sandringham Drive, crawling through the siding. While raising its head to take a look around, its hood was visible.

The Wildlife Control officers moved camera crews back after confirming that this is the snake, then went in to attempt to capture it.

Searches were launched early Tuesday after the same home made a 911 call.

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Neighbor Joan Nelson said the ordeal was over.

My feeling of security has improved, she said. Having gone outside, I feel as though I can now go on my deck and walk around. Despite that, I feel terrible for the snake.

brisbane north snake catcher There has been a missing zebra cobra in a north Raleigh neighborhood where a striped snake is laying out on a porch.

Even a morning walk with your dog becomes dangerous due to the snake’s ability to spit up to nine feet and be as fast as a zebra cobra. Consequently, the African Snakebite Institute says the snake is very dangerous. As a result of the venom, a victim’s nervous system could shut down.

An individual hit by the snake’s poison would feel immediate pain, swelling, irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. In addition to a heavy fever and breathing problems, respiratory failure could also result.

Salina Locke is an experienced veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care, where she treats all types of pets.

The cobra in this species usually does not bite. Venom is more likely to be sprayed by them, she said; they are very accurate and aim straight for the eyes.

Despite the risks associated with this snake, Locke does not recommend it as a pet.

Sleeping people are more likely to be bitten. Bite victims can experience health problems for decades, research shows.

There was a police search of 6917 Chamonix Place Tuesday afternoon, near the street where the last sighting of the cobra was reported.

In March, police visited the home four times because of an animal problem. In the afternoon, the zebra cobra was spotted on a porch half a mile away.

There are county records showing that Keith and Rebecca Gifford live at that address. There is a Facebook account for Keith Gifford that shows several photos of snakes that he claims are owned by his son, Christopher.

Christopher Gifford has more than 460000 followers on TikTok. A zebra cobra that is seven feet long is claimed by him on one of his posts.

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