Slippery Bronx Zoo snake gets a name
The snake that went missing for several days at the Bronx Zoo has gained a name after a public vote.
April 7th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Slippery Bronx Zoo snake gets a name

The Egyptian cobra that turned into a media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo was named Mia on Thursday after a public vote. The name is a play on the several days it was "missing in action."

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  1. Julius Winfield

    Ezekiel 25:17

    April 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • TYLMN

      What has that got to do with the naming of a snake?

      April 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Idiot

      So how is that "wandering the Earth" going for you, Jules?

      April 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric Nicolas

      That passage is in code and says Jesus was gay.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Roger Krueger

    Honey Badger don't care. Honey Badger still refers to her as "lunch."

    April 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Srikanth

    CNN needs to focus on real news rather than promoting this cobra news for more than a week now. CNN has lost its focus... Clearly people are ready to say that what CNN reports is Clearly Not News!!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared

      They clearly have you as a visitor, so they must be doing something right. Unless you are so convinced that making posts on news sites that you don't like is a good way to spend your day, then go for it. Otherwise just shut up.

      April 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loki

      Lighten up Francis. With all the b.s. going on in the world and the en-phony-tainment stuff from Hollywood (i.e. Charlie Sheen Violent Heave of Puke Tour) that's reported 99.99% of the time, it's cool to see something fun like this. Made me laugh reading about it each time. Sssssssssss!!!!

      April 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papa John

      Hmm, let's see. What do you prefer: Clearly Not News or new from the Full Of Xcrement network? Truth outshines a lie anyday.

      April 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      What people like you, who come on every day, and consistently whine about the state of CNN need to do, is just find another paper. Stop raining on other peoples parade. You're miserable.

      April 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CalgarySandy

    WOW. I had no idea snakes could respond to a name. I mean, why else would you name a snake? I had a friend who named her kitchen appliances. That makes as much sense.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ironic

      You named your child and it's too stupid to respond. Yet you still named it. Hater's gonna hate, apparently. Trollin' the Trolls.

      April 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TicTacTash

    It should be M.I.A.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. D.

    Sssimply sssensssational.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papa John

      I don't have the heart to comment on what you said.

      April 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. B33tle

    I was hoping for "Cleo", as in "Cleopatra".

    April 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ole lady

    Oh momma mia!!!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      That's what you call her when she's pregnant!,

      April 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmarbors

      or when its mating !!!

      April 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. American Idiot

    I guess they have a better imagination than me. I would have named it Mr. Snake.

    April 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmarbors

      no wonder you are an Idiot... its a chick

      April 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Egyptian

    Another Egyptian looking for freedom....

    April 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Asian mailman

    why wouldnt you call him houdini.....

    April 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Billy

    Should have been "Slippy" or "Dodgy" or "Hidey"

    April 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VeeZee

    I think they should've named it "Awol". 😛

    April 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Francis Marino

    I say MIA for president

    April 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    The name should have been WALDO.

    April 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      To bad she is a she, I love Waldo!

      April 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
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