By Dina Ginzburg
Seeing a snake anywhere but in a zoo is the most unnecessary, frightening thing ever. Now imagine seeing one in your backyard. That would be like walking into a nightmare! Unfortunately for a man living in Birmingham, that’s exactly what happened… or at least what he thought happened.
Upon looking out his window, he saw a gigantic, black cobra sitting on his patio. Without stopping to think, he called the animal control service to come get rid of it. When they arrived, they discovered that the monstrous cobra was nothing more than a rubber toy. The inspector was completely confounded because the toy didn’t look remotely real. You’d think that the man would have realized his mistake when the cobra didn’t move… ever. Plus, Birmingham’s in England. What would a cobra be doing in England? Apparently, the man was so terrified that the logical part of his brain stopped working for the duration of the ordeal. How embarrassing!
Fear makes people do crazy things, but one question remains. How did the toy get onto the patio in the first place?