September 3, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:   ACO Alfred Aguirre (818) 706-5898


Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) at large in Rancho Lane neighborhood

    Thousand Oaks, CA – An albino monocled cobra is currently at large, last seen on the 1300 block of Rancho Lane, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, and has reportedly bitten a dog. 

     The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is advising residents in the area to not approach or handle the snake in any way. It is vitally important for families to closely supervise children and instruct them to avoid any snakes, as well as playing in and around animal burrows, pipes and culverts where snakes may seek refuge.  

     If you see this snake, please CALL 911 and alert the Department of Animal Care and Control or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife immediately:

  • Los Angeles County Agoura Animal Care Center: (818) 991-0071
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife: (909) 899-0659

     The monocled cobra is capable of being active at any time of day, however it is most active during the morning or evening hours when it is cooler. As with any snake, it will strike if cornered.


Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia)

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