Twitters Newest "It" Girl is a Missing Cobra

The poisonous Egyptian cobra is no Charlie Sheen, but still impressive.

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    Anyone see a 20-inch cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo?

    No one can find her, but this snake has quite a following. 

    The poisonous Egyptian cobra that vanished from its quarters in the Bronx Zoo's Reptile House last week, forcing the closure of the exhibit, now has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter -- and the numbers are going up by the second.

    Zoo workers remain confident the elusive snake, missing since Friday, is still somewhere in the Reptile House, and say the 20-inch cobra will likely come out when it needs food or water (we wouldn't want to be there at that time.).

    Right now, zoo workers say the venomous reptile is probably too frightened to move, which is why animal specialists haven't been able to find it despite their dogged efforts.

    In the meantime, some crafty Tweeter, assuming the snake-sona of the wily reptile, has been updating the public on the animal's whereabouts. Using the handle @BronxZoosCobra and describing herself as "an Egyptian cobra out on the town," the faux reptile has been tweeting about good vegan restaurants, trips to Wall Street and even sent a direct tweet to Charlie Sheen explaining why cobra venom is better than Tiger's blood.

    By 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bronx Zoo's Cobra had amassed more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.

    We'd love to include a ton of examples of the hilarious Tweets the snake is generating, but there's too many. We'll just give you three. The rest you'll have to see for yourself.

    • Forgot DWTS is tonight! Someone DVR it for me. Want to watch Ralph Macchio go down for what he did to Cobra Kai Dojo. #snakeonthetown
       
    • Rockefeller Plaza is amaz....wait...OMG! Tina Fey totally just walked by me! HUUUUGE FAN! #snakeonthetown
       
    • Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!