Crew aboard the containership Maersk Sana got bit of a surprise when they came across an unlikely stowaway this week.
Longshoremen unloading the ship at Port Elizabeth-Newark discovered an 18 inch-long Indian Cobra had somehow hitched a ride on their vessel and was slithering about below decks.
The bite of the Indian Cobra is deadly.
NBC 4 New York: The poisonous Indian cobra snake was discovered at the APM Terminal Monday as crews were unloading a ship that had traveled through South Asian waters en route to the Garden State.
Worried crew members on board the Maersk Sana called federal officials and wildlife authorities, and the Bronx Zoo’s Kevin Torregosa, a herpetologist, a zoologist that studies reptiles and amphibians, responded with his partner.
Read more from NBC 4 New York here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee