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Intersection: Ocala Cobra & Wear Gloves

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Image: Ocala Cobra twitter feed

A few weeks ago a two foot long monocled cobra got out of its cage in Ocala and slithered to freedom.  It’s not the first time a cobra has gone missing in Central Florida. Back in 2015 a king cobra called Elvis captured the media’s attention after getting loose, before it was eventually captured, curled up in a neighbor’s clothes drier.

But not long after the Ocala cobra escaped a twitter handle appeared, @OcalaCobra, with a flurry of tweets showing off a biting wit. As the social media following grew, the cobra drew attention to a local non-profit called Wear Gloves.

We reached out to the people behind the twitter feed- who don’t want their names revealed- to find out more about the cold blooded reptile with a warm heart. We also talk to Ken Kebrdle from Wear Gloves about what his organization does.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »