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Name That Snake: Cobra to Go on Display

The white monocled cobra made headlines in September when she eluded wildlife workers in LA for days

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    San Diego Zoo
    This sneaky monocled cobra is set to go on display Tuesday at the San Diego Zoo.

    A cunning cobra who spent days loose in a Los Angeles suburb is about to make her public debut at the San Diego Zoo.

    But first, she needs a name.

    The zoo is currently having a contest to name the superstar snake. Here are the choices:

    Adhira (“lightning”)

    Saphēda (“white”)

    Krīma (“cream”)

    Cīnī (“sugar”)

    Mōtī (“pearl”)

    Sundara (“beautiful”)

    Click here to vote for your favorite.

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    The white monocled cobra made headlines in September when she eluded wildlife workers in Thousand Oaks for days. The snake attacked a dog, but that animal recovered. She was eventually spotted Sept. 4 by a mom driving to pick up her seventh grader from school.

    The exotic snake was transferred from the Los Angeles Zoo to the San Diego Zoo because San Diego had the correct anti-venom for the Asian cobra.

    It's against the law in California to own this type of snake as a pet. Her owner has never been found.

    The cobra will go on display Tuesday after a three-month quarantine, according to the zoo.

    Captured Cobra Taken to San Diego ZooCaptured Cobra Taken to San Diego ZooThe monocled cobra that attacked a dog and sent snake wranglers scrambling in Thousand Oaks, California, was moved to the San Diego Zoo on Sept. 5, 2014. The cobra will be placed in a 90 day quarantine. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports. (Published Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014)