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Worker Bitten by Cobra: I Thought I Was Going to Die

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    Anyone see a 20-inch cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo?

    A Florida wildlife sanctuary employee bitten by a cobra while cleaning a snake cage is out of the hospital and looking forward to going back to work.

    Aneth McCarthy told WPTV that she thought she was going to die after she was bitten Thursday on the hand by a 3-foot-long spectacled cobra at the privately run McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary in Loxahatchee.

    She says she'll return to caring for the cobra when the swelling in her hand goes down. She still likes the cobra, and she'll continue to clean its cage, she says, though now she'll be more careful.

    McCarthy's husband is the sanctuary's director. He says he's been bitten by snakes nearly a dozen times, but this was his wife's first snake bite.