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Venomous snake roaming North Carolina suburbs: Experts say one bite or spit may be fatal

USA Today

By Gabriela Miranda 

June 29, 2021

Residents of one Raleigh, North Carolina, neighborhood awoke Tuesday to news that a zebra cobra snake was on the loose.

The zebra cobra is not indigenous to the state; in fact, it’s not even indigenous to the country. Zebra cobras originate from Africa, according to the African Snake Bite Institute. The snake is usually shy and will choose to escape, although if it is cornered, it will quickly bite or spit. Its venom can cause tissue damage or even death, according to the institute. 

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