In a house in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a venomous zebra cobra was accidentally released, various venomous snakes were seized from the house, resulting in Look for it across the city.
The police have not confirmed the identity of the owner, but it is reported that it is Christopher Gifford, the famous snake owner of TikTok, who lives on the road.
On Monday night, a resident of the Brittany Forest found the escaped snake on his porch and called 911. By Tuesday, the police had issued a warning to local residents to stay away from the snake. If they see it, please call 911. Residents reported that they received email notifications on social media.
The zebra cobra is native to Africa and is poisonous but does not bite. Instead, they may spray venom that can reach 9 feet.
Greg Lewbart, Professor of Aquatic, Wildlife and Veterinary Medicine in North Carolina, told WSOC TV that snake venom can cause blindness, tissue damage and even death.
WRAL reported that on Tuesday afternoon, the police searched a house in Chamonix Place near the snake’s trail. Public records show that the house belongs to Christopher’s parents Keith and Rebecca Gifford. Christopher runs it online under the name @the_giff and has more than 400,000 fans.
The TikTok account shows various videos of Christopher Gifford dealing with snakes and catching snakes in public. According to Vice reports, all photos of zebra cobras have been deleted from his social media accounts.
The Raleigh Animal Control Center under the local police caught the snake on the porch where it was originally found on Wednesday. Law enforcement officers and animal control personnel used glue traps to catch the cobra and guided it to a red bucket to take it to a safe place.
This is not the first time Christopher Gifford has encountered problems with pets. In March of this year, he admitted that he was an unidentified man hospitalized after being bitten by a green mamba in North Carolina.
News and Observers According to reports, the UNC REX hospital did not have the required anti-venom serum, which caused the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in South Carolina to transport it to emergency rescue by helicopter. He received four bottles of antivenom and spent 40 hours in the hospital.
Christopher Gifford admitted that he was Facebook The April post was shared with a group called “Venom Interview”.
“My first reaction [after the bite] I want to put down the snake, then I hooked him and followed him, fixed the snake, and immediately went upstairs to inform my parents that I was bitten and we need to go to the hospital,” he wrote.
“On the road, I called two numbers, the poison control center and 911, hoping to get in touch with the emergency room, let them know that a patient is coming, I need an ICU and may need intubation. Once in the hospital, I said Two things, because I don’t know how long I can speak, and that is,’I refuse to perform a fasciotomy. I hope there are zero reports of me taking a bite here.'”
Later in the post, he claimed that the Animal Control Center visited his home to check on his snakes and said that they were “right [the] “Housing and health”, ironically, they pointed out that he did not formulate the “escape recovery plan” required by law.
The Giffords have not spoken to the media. According to reports, when they approached the house, they told ABC11 to leave the house.
Raleigh police have not yet confirmed where the snake was resettled or what the snake’s owner will do next, but said, “This snake is safely contained in an appropriate facility and taken care of.”
Weekly newspaper Raleigh police, Christopher Gifford and a number of people involved in the rescue have been contacted for comments.