World: Man Who Lost Venomous Spitting Zebra Cobra Has 75 Snakes Seized From Home

Missing Burmese python that escaped Louisiana mall is found

  Missing Burmese python that escaped Louisiana mall is found A snake that went missing from the Mall of Louisiana's Blue Zoo Aquarium was found early Thursday morning. "Cara," a 12-foot-long Burmese python, was finally located in the Baton Rouge facility's crawl space. PYTHON ESCAPES FROM AQUARIUM IN MALL OF LOUISIANA Video posted to the aquarium's Facebook page showed the moment rescuers found and removed her. "We couldn’t be more excited to share with you that the search is over! Care has been found, safe and healthy!" the Blue Zoo Aquarium said.

A man in North Carolina has had his collection of snakes seized after police were called to a report of one missing from his home.

The Zebra Cobra snake was eventually found and safely detained on July 1 after escaping in Raleigh, North Carolina.. © Raleigh Polcie Department The Zebra Cobra snake was eventually found and safely detained on July 1 after escaping in Raleigh, North Carolina..

Christopher Gifford, 21, faces criminal charges including 36 counts of improper enclosures, three counts of mislabeled enclosures and one count of failure to report escape. Police were made aware of his large collection of snakes when his zebra cobra was reported to have escaped on June 29.

A Raleigh Police Department animal control officer responded to the 7000 block of Sandringham Drive after receiving a report of a live snake on the porch of Gifford's home.

Welcome to the fish trap: Dark Emu and the radical difference of pre-1788 Aboriginal society

  Welcome to the fish trap: Dark Emu and the radical difference of pre-1788 Aboriginal society White Australia needs to understand the sheer otherness of the pre-1788 world. The debate hasn't got it yet.With the debate around Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, we now know how the fish feels. In thirty-plus years of culture wars one has never seen a stoush which is so defined by confusion, misprision, projection and people standing for the opposite of what they think they’re doing.

However, when an officer arrived at the scene, the zebra cobra was missing, prompting a warning to local residents. The snake was eventually found and safely detained on July 1.

Gifford's lawyer, Anna Smith Felts, previously told Newsweek that the snake had actually been missing since November.

Felts has now confirmed to local media that 75 snakes have now been taken from Gifford's home, with lawmakers pushing for a change in the law that would prohibit people from owning dangerous snakes.

Gifford has a huge online following and frequently shares videos of his snake collection on TikTok, where he has more than 468,000 followers.

Felts told ABC 11 that authorities previously conducted a check of his home in March and found no issues. Felts added that Gifford is certified in snake handling and lawfully possessed all the snakes at his home.

Afghanistan recalls envoy, diplomats from Pakistan over abduction

  Afghanistan recalls envoy, diplomats from Pakistan over abduction Afghanistan withdraws diplomats in response to the kidnapping of the ambassador’s daughter in Pakistan.Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Najib Alikhil, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan, was seized on Friday and held for several hours by unknown assailants who left her with injuries and rope marks. Pakistan authorities have said they are investigating the incident.

"Everything was up to standards and in full compliance with the law," Felts said. "He did everything he could to rectify the situation and is fully cooperating."

While it is currently legal to own venomous snakes, state lawmakers are currently pushing legislation that would outlaw possessing dangerous reptiles.

The proposed law would prohibit people from owning venomous snakes not native to North Carolina. It is modeled on current South Carolina legislation.

"I think that, frankly, people are aghast we don't have laws on the book," Jay Chaudhuri, a North Carolina state senator, said.

Those who are already in possession of a venomous snake would have to register it with the department of environmental and natural resources as well as taking out a million-dollar liability insurance policy.

"This is a real public safety issue. I mean, you literally had neighborhoods where folks were not going out because of the fear of safety," Chaudhuri added.

2021 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List

  2021 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List Father-daughter Emmy winners Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the Television Academy's nominees.On Tuesday, the Television Academy and father-daughter Emmy winners Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones unveiled nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

"There's no good reason for someone to possess 75 non-native, venomous snakes, and there's no reason for someone to possess more than 20 non-native venomous snakes."

Raleigh City Council member David Knight is also is hoping for a change in the law in the wake of Gifford's zebra cobra escaping.

"It could have ended tragically ... as a consequence of irresponsible, reckless and dangerous behavior," Knight said.

There will be a town hall on July 22, where lawmakers hope to discuss the introduction of the bill.

Gifford has been contacted for comment.

Related Articles

  • Family Finds Python Lurking Above Living Area Doorway
  • Teenager Finds Venomous Snake 'Trying to Strike' While Doing Laundry
  • Woman Finds 'Sneaky' Python in Her Shower That Left 'Trail of Destruction'

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Afghanistan: Fighting at the doors of Sheberghan, Bastion of the warlord Antitaliban dostom .
© Provided by the point D are fighting on Friday the Afghan forces at the Taliban at the gates of Sheberghan, capital of the northern province of Jawzjan and bastion of the Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostom , famous Antitalibans War Head, announced the provincial vice-governor. "The Taliban initially seized Sheberghan's entrance, on the road from (nearby province of) Sar-e-Pul, but did not enter the city. Government forces now face the Taliban.

See also