King cobra snake found underneath a dryer in an Orlando home late Wednesday night after it vanished for over a month. The snake was only about a half-mile from where it went missing, according to FOX News.
As previously reported by NewsOXY, the 8-foot king cobra snake escaped from a home in Orlando last month. The incident also prompted officials at the Clarcona Elementary School to alert parents via voicemail, asking them to walk with their students to school, if possible.
Orange County Animal Control officials and the wife of the snake’s owner confirm the snake is the one that escaped from the west Orange County residence 35 days ago. They say the snake was identified using a microchip.
The snake has been returned to its owners.
The king cobra snake was found by Cynthia Mullvain under her dryer. “I don’t freak out with snakes. I started getting a little antsy after about the fourth hiss,” Mullvain said. Orange County Animal Services responded and put the 8-foot-long cobra named Elvis into a cage at Mullvain’s home on Sawdust Cirlce in Ocoee.
The cobra’s owner, Mike Kennedy, is facing charges for failure to immediately report the escape. He has pleaded not guilty. His wife says she is relieved the search is finally over. “I’m speechless. I’m so thankful that we got this animal back and that no one got hurt,” Valerie Kennedy said.