A week after disappearing, the venomous snake has been located

By People Staff
Updated April 01, 2011 06:31 PM

It’s been a suspenseful week for New Yorkers and Twitizens worldwide, but we can all rest easy. Once lost, the Bronx Zoo’s Egyptian cobra has been found.

Was it, as the cobra’s voice on Twitter suggested, thanks to the New York Yankees’ home opener that brought the venomous snake out of hiding?

Hard to say. The cobra was discovered “coiled sort of secluded in a dark corner” Thursday morning, according to zoo director Jim Breheny.

The Egyptian cobra’s venom can be deadly to humans, but no one was hurt during the six days it was missing.