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. Paul

    That's actually a good name. The cobra was a female, so it's perfect.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alina77

    I loved this story, are you kidding me? This is the only place where nobody called each other names.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lizzy10

    That's a cute name, cute story and refreshing to read something lighthearted for a change.

    April 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John TN

    Most religions don't make sense. Leave the gent alone.

    April 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lucidguy

    Earth shattering development CNN. Thank you for the scoop!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chazzz

    ...my name choice would have been "Houdini"...oh well...

    April 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. andre

    Yo a big shout out to you guy watch ray william johnson on youtube trust its funny

    April 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. g-dub

    hey, are the crappie biten yet???? lets go fishin!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Spidey-Man

    I'm pretty sure now that they just put it in a jar... Locked up the building for a few days... Did a few interviews... and then said... We Found HER! Now let's have a naming contest! Just for some publicity.

    April 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WhatThe

    Is it just me or does the snake appear to be covered in Mites and or Ticks?

    April 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jmw

    Escaped from New York....A Snake....
    IThey have to call it "Plissken"
    SNAKE PLISSKEN!!!! How come nobody else came up with this??? 🙂

    April 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Once Bitten, Twice Shy...Babe.

    Looking forward to meeting MIA soon!

    April 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steppy Toe

    Nice ending to what could have been a tragic story .....and I think the name is cute 🙂

    April 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    @jmw, They did but it was outvoted. that was my favorite too .maybe they wanted a more girly name to make it more appealing ?

    April 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Iowa Jeff

    I agree Joe. Dumb as hell. And for the rest of you idots: Get a life.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
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