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Parody blooms on Twitter

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.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.

Accordig to the BronxZoosCobra “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 little mice.”

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For doubters in the Twittersphere, it provided an explanation on just how a serpent tweets.

“A lot of people are asking how I can tweet with no access to a computer or fingers,” @BronxZoosCobra. “Ever heard of an iPhone? Duh.”

many followers of the tweeting cobra was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who referred to the snake on his @MikeBloomberg Twitter account on Wednesday.

According to the Bloomberg “Today President Obama and I toured NYC’s Museum of Natural History. We saw a 94 foot whale, but not @BronxZoosCobra,”The @BronxZoosCobra also spawned a host of other Twitter accounts including one from a honey badger at the Bronx Zoo@BronxZooHBadger,which claimed to be stalking @BronxZoosCobra around the city.

Reptiles are not the only comedians on Twitter.than 161,000 fans is @Queen_UK, which affectionately pokes fun at the Queen of England, portraying her as a benevolent leader with a taste for gin.”Thousands of people are attacked by sea creatures every year. We at BP are dedicated to bringing that number down. You’re welcome!” said another.

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Matthew is a technology blogger for vritesh.com

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