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Bronx Zoo cobra lands TV deal?

April 1, 2011 |  6:14 pm

Snakestory Is the Bronx Zoo cobra headed to Animal Planet?

Well, not exactly. The zoo escapee and Internet sensation, who spent the week sharing her escapades on Twitter, is back behind bars, and it appears her big TV deal might be an April Fool's joke.

A fake Animal Planet press release was issued, advertising "never-before-seen footage, the cobra's home movies, photography and an exclusive interview with confessionals" but ended with the editor's note, "April Fools fun courtesy of Animal Planet!"

The snake's online persona was also busy hacking Ryan Seacrest's Twitter account and his website, replacing the usual content with all things snakes, including articles like "Britney Spears' Albino Python: Where Is He Now?" and "5 Dos and Don'ts for Dating a Cobra."


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Photo: Bronx Zoo cobra. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher.