The Hot Seat: Bronx Zoo Cobra

The Bronx Zoo Cobra dishes on fame, freedom and ankle-biting.



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So you've been given the name Mia. Do you think it suits you, or do you find it insulting, being given a name? Like when they make dogs wear silly costumes?
I just think it's interesting that no one bothered to name me before I got famous. Can you say "coattails"?

What do you do to relax—or rather, unwind—after a hard day? And where do you go to party?
Lately the parties in the Monkey House have been bananas.

Are you into music? What's on repeat on your iPod? I can image you might be into hip-hop, coming from the Bronx and all.
I'm really into Cobra Starship right now for some reason.

Snakes get a bad rap—are we idiots to think you have any interest in biting us?
Biting is just our way of saying, "Hey, friend. I appreciate you, but I could really benefit from just some me time right now."

What communication has there been between you and Charlie Pockets at the zoo? Are the other animals nervous about working with you?
I'm trying to keep this on the DL right now, but there are a few animals I have my eye on recruiting. This is gonna be big.

Do you have any idea where this saga is headed?
Let's just say I love it when a plan comes together.

Where can it go? I'm thinking of the full-on massacre at the end of season five of Dynasty...
I promise no Patrick Duffy--in-the-shower reveals.

Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
In a mirror, probably.

Final question. It's actually my favorite made-up joke, but I thought you might like it. Q: What's a snake's favorite medicine? A: Anti-hisssssstamine.
What d'you think?

Let's just hope those pills are covered by COBRA.

Bronx Zoo cobra's best tweets

Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!

Got a bagel at H&H Bagels on upper west side. When I ordered I said, "I'll have the snakes on a PLAIN." He did not laugh. Tough crowd.

Anyone know any melancholy harmonica songs? #snakeatthezoo

The penguins are a definite no go for #teamsnake. Those flightless birds be mad crazy, yo.

Enjoying a cupcake @magnoliabakery. This is going straight to my hips. Oh, wait. I don't have hips. Yesss! #snakeonthetown

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