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A venomous albino monocled cobra was being hunted in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Sept. 3, two days after it bit a dog. / Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control

An escaped cobra that attacked a dog in a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood was captured Thursday.

The 5-foot-long albino monocled cobra was found around 3 p.m. PT in Thousand Oaks, not far from where the dog's owner said it bit his 7-year-old dog in the neck Monday night. The snake was spotted by a mother driving to pick up her daughter from school, KNBC-TV reported.

The dog, variously described in media reports as a whippet or a greyhound, was not given anti-venom, a spokesman for Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control told the Los Angeles Times. That raised the possibility the snake had been defanged or had its venom glands removed.

A veterinarian told KNBC the dog's injuries resulted from trying to escape the snake's strike.

A bite from a monocled cobra, which is native to Southeast Asia, can kill a human in about an hour.

The cobra's owner has not been identified.

KCAL-TV noted that a company that rents exotic animals for film and TV shoots is located 10 miles away, but authorities did not elaborate.



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