Friday, April 1, 2011

Bronx Zoo Cobra Caught!

It's now safe to visit the Bronx Zoo herpetology house again after zookeepers report that they've finally captured the venomous cobra that escaped it's cage last week.

Where did zookeepers ultimately find the snake? Nope, it wasn't found in a wicker basket where many cobras seem to hide - that would be too easy. This snake was elusive and it's capture would require a little more effort.

So, the zookeepers employed a strategy borrowed from the tobacco industry.

They knew that they could easily exploit the cobra's short-term actions, only because this one cobra was a smoker. Knowing that smokers are predictable and easily manipulated, they knew that it was only a matter of time before the snake succumbed to it's nicotine addiction, and eventually popped out for a quick puff. That's when zookeepers nabbed him.

But, don't take my word for it. See for yourself.

Damn April Fools! They told me I'd look cool.
Image Source: Po the Snake

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