“The walls, floor and ceiling of O’s attic apartment were dismantled and the two units on the ground floor below were also carefully searched. Flour was strewn on the floor in the hopes of collecting tracks. Strong, double-sided tape was installed to perhaps trap the cobra baby. The fire department even brought in mini-cameras to search the tightest and most inaccessible corners. To no avail. On Sunday, the search was called off and the renters were told they would have to find alternate accommodation for eight weeks-by which time, it is assumed, the snake will have starved to death.”
–Bedbugs are bad. A cobra that escapes from a terrarium in your upstairs neighbor’s apartment, as Der Spiegel
reports, is worse.