It was last Saturday that the king cobra managed to escape from its terrarium at Skansen.

An intensive search was then started using hand-held X-ray machines, and on Friday the escaped cobra was located in the isolation between two walls near its terrarium.

Later on Friday evening, the Customs Service stated that the snake had escaped again and the search was started again.

During the night to Sunday, the snake gave up and crawled back to its home, says Akansen-Akvariet CEO Ana Wahlström in an email.

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A change of lamps paved the way for the escaped king cobra, according to Jonas Wahlström.

See pictures from the escape and hear Skansenprofilen's explanation in the clip.

Photo: Private

Skansen has been closed during the week and conducted cobra hunting, but is expected to be able to open again on Sunday.