UPDATE: Venomous Snake Spotted in Northwest Raleigh

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Donna-maria Harris | 919.996.1200 | donna-maria.harris@raleighnc.gov
Laura Hourigan | 919.996.1219 | laura.hourigan@raleighnc.gov

The snake has been located and safely removed.

The information immediately below was distributed at 11:16 a.m. on June 29:

The 911 call concerning this incident is available in the link below. As required by NCGS §132-1.4 and/or §143-518, information has been redacted from the call and the audio has been altered to disguise the caller's natural voice.

The information immediately below was distributed at 1:31 a.m. on June 29:

At approximately 5:10 p.m. this evening, a Raleigh Police Department animal control officer responded to the 7000 block of Sandringham Drive in conjunction with a report of a live snake that was spotted on the porch of a resident's property. Upon the officer's arrival, the snake was not located.

During the follow-up investigation, it was discovered that the Zebra Cobra (picture available at a link below) is missing from a resident's home in the area. Residents are advised that the venomous snake is still on the loose and could spit and bite if cornered. If anyone sees the snake, they are asked to call 911 immediately.