The Washington Post reports that one expert described how it feels to be bitten by a cobra. “Snake bites are generally very painful and cobra bites really hurt,” he said. “It’s usually almost like a burning pain, which evolves into a deep aching pain that makes you crush your eyes. It’s real deep and real hard, right around the bite area, but the burning pain is right around the fang punctures.” Another expert stated that a bite from a two-foot suphan cobra could kill an elephant.
What happened to the snake? Did it escape from the house and die in the cold weather? Did one of the large poisonous lizards eat it? Or is it hiding in some cubby hole waiting for the activity to clear?
Here's hoping the snake is found and no one gets hurt.
Then Ocala can settle back into its nice, cozy old-fashioned ways, and the media will disappear. I, for one, can't wait.
(One other thing: that part about building a wall around the city is a joke so don't send me nasty emails about it. The rest of the article is true.)