A tongue-in-cheek Twitter user giving "updates" on a missing deadly Egyptian cobra now has some 35,000 followers.
The 20in (50cm) venomous snake escaped from New York City's Bronx Zoo on Friday, and is yet to be found.
In one tweet, BronxZoosCobra says: "On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious little mice."
In its Twitter account, The Bronx Zoo - which has some 6,000 followers - admits it is currently "the snake's game".
The identity of the person behind BronxZoosCobra's tweets has not been revealed. More...