According to the zoo, the snake, a cold-blooded but heat-loving animal, should now be somewhere in the ceiling. King cobras are naturally calm and unlikely to attack, Skansen Aquarium director Jonas Wahlström said. Native to South and Southeast Asia, the king cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world. Its main prey is other snakes, but its bite can be fatal in humans if left untreated. But there is little risk of this happening: “He won’t go out, in theory, it’s so cold outside that he would fall asleep”explained to AFP the boss of the zoo.
In order to find his trace, the employees of the establishment used the flour and set up sticky traps. They are also equipped with special cameras so that they can inspect out-of-range recoils. According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladetthe snake had been welcomed into this terrarium to mate with one of the females already there, but instead fled.