THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. --An albino cobra that attacked a dog in Thousand Oaks was caught Thursday afternoon back at the scene of the crime.
The white monocled cobra attacked Tiko Monday night, prompting a search effort for the highly venomous critter.
Tiko was taken to Conejo Valley Pet Clinic and was expected to recover. The veterinarian said the dog had a wound on its neck, but didn't show signs typical of a snake bite, like swelling or oozing. The snake could have had its venomous glands taken out or the dog could have hurt itself trying to get away from the snake, she said.
Cobras are illegal to own in California except for educational and scientific purposes and a permit is required. Officials believe the cobra may have been someone's pet that go loose.