5-foot venomous cobra captured 24 hours after escaping from Florida home

(FOX News) - A 5-foot venomous cobra that escaped from a Florida home Friday was found more than 24 hours after it slithered off, The News-Press reported.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and volunteers scoured brush in Buckingham near where the snake was last seen on Friday and most of Saturday, the paper reported. It was captured at about 4 p.m. Saturday, 200 yards from where the sighting was reported.

Before the capture, wildlife officials were warning residents in southwest Florida to be on the lookout after the snake escaped from its home.

Witnesses began seeing the 5-foot Asian monocled cobra Friday afternoon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warned residents not to approach the snake or try to capture it.

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