The Escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra Joins Twitter
By Alexandra Lue, Intern
The venomous and potentially deadly Egyptian Cobra snake that escaped from the Bronx Zoo over this weekend has become quite the celebrity through a fake twitter account, where it has been tweeting adventures of New York sightseeing.
The infamous cobra gives credit to the 2005 cartoon film “Madagascar,” where the animals escape from the Central Zoo in its first tweet, “I would like to thank those animals from the movie ‘Madagascar.’ They were really an inspiration.” The twitter account started about 24 hours ago and has accumulated just over 35,000 followers. Under the profiles location, it writes “not at the Bronx Zoo.”
The twitter account, @BronxZoosCobra has no affiliation to the Bronx Zoo, but the concept is cute and some humorous relief to the situation (as long as it doesn’t end tragically).
“Anyone know if Rebecca Black lives in NYC? No Reason,” reads one of the tweets.
“Donald Trump is thinking about running for President?! Don’t worry, I’ll handle this. Where is Trump Tower exactly?” another one reads.
And some are using the publicity to their advantage. The Cobra replies to a tweet from Bergdorfs: “If I recognize a single belt… RT @Bergdorfs @dkny @BronxZoosCobra it’s a good time to visit you know. Our resident mongoose is on holiday.”
Social media has become this epidemic. Some use Twitter for business, and most users participate for entertainment. Since many people retrieve their news through social networking, the creator of fake Twitter accounts definitely stroke the iron while it’s hot. Twitter might have to change their motto to “so easy a Cobra can tweet it.”