01 Apr '11, 4am

Parody blooms on Twitter

WASHINGTON - TWITTER is becoming the place for parody with a cast of characters that includes an elusive cobra, a tipsy Queen of England, a profanity-spewing US politician and a maladroit BP spokesman. The latest entry in the Twitter comedy sweepstakes was @BronxZoosCobra, a Twitter feed which purported to be that of the Bronx Zoo's escaped Egyptian cobra that amassed more than 200,000 followers in less than four days. The venomous snake may have been captured in the Reptile House on Thursday but not before delighting its legions of followers with its adventures in New York City and its witty tweets. 'Leaving Wall Street. These guys make my skin crawl,' the snake hissed on one of its first days of freedom. Continuing its tour of the Big Apple, @BronxZoosCobra reported it was 'On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious li...

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