FWC searching for escaped 2-foot long Suphan Cobra in Ocala

Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 16:41:18-04
UPDATE | 2:30 p.m.--
The Ocala Cobra now has a twitter account. He can be found @OcalaCobra. He has already tweeted 50 times since the story broke.
ORIGINAL STORY | Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife and Ocala police are searching for an escaped cobra.
The 2-foot long suphan cobra escaped Monday from a home located on Northeast 9th Street near Ocala Tuscawilla Park, according to FWC.
Residents in the area are urged to use caution until this snake has been captured. 
The snake is about 2 feet in length, with distinctive multicolor markings. 
FWC is urging people not to approach or attempt to capture this snake if they see it.
The owner has a Venomous Reptile Permit (VRC) licensee.
Canvassing efforts to inform area residents are ongoing. 
The FWC is investigating this incident.