In a chat just hours before being found, the social-media serpent praised Lady Gaga and dissed Samuel L. Jackson
In the six days that she eluded capture in the Bronx Zoo (until being found on Thursday), a fugitive female King Cobra snake maximized her time on the town, visiting Ellis Island, going on the "Sex and the City" tour and belting out Whitesnake at an East Village karaoke bar.
We know this through the 63 tweets (and counting?) of Twitter's latest star, @BronxZoosCobra, and we are not alone. In just four days since activating the account, the hooded Egyptian has amassed a quickly growing following of more than 200,000 followers.
While some have questioned the authenticity of the reptilian runaway (slither-away?), who are we to question whether the popular feed is truly being managed by the real (and now sadly caged) Bronx Zoo cobra? Like Fox Mulder — but for snakes — we want to believe.
Earlier today, we tracked down the possibly scaly entity behind the Twitter account, who agreed to take a few moments out of her busy, final tour of New York to submit to a few stupid questions via email.
You're a female King Cobra. Wouldn't you prefer to be called a Queen Cobra?
I think I like Lady Cobrabra. Lady Gaga is a real inspiration.
The other day you tweeted while on the "SATC" tour that you're "totally a SSSamantha." How much action have you been getting while on your furlough from the zoo?
I get some asp here and there.
Speaking of which, what qualities do you look for in your men?
They should be Canadian. Have a good singing voice. Have a signature hairstyle. And they should never say never.
I expect him to start hawking an indoor grill that cuts down the fat very soon.
My book "The Old Man and the Swamp" is about my dad, a herpetologist, who complains about how snakes get a bum rap in the movies. What's worse: "Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes!" or "I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"?
I am most disappointed by Samuel L. Jackson's obvious intolerance. Harrison was just scared.
Which actor would you want to provide your voice in the inevitable animated film adaptation of your life?
Zooey Deschanel, so it can be a musical.
Finally, if you could bite anyone in the world, who would you bite, and why?
The Old Spice Guy. He's clearly the only human who could survive it.
We highly recommend following @BronxZoosCobra on Twitter, whose tagline was altered on Friday to say, "I'm at the Bronx Zoo. For now. I'm an Egyptian cobra back from being out on the town." (You may also follow TheWrap's John Sellers as well.)
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