Cobra that bit dog in Southern California finally caught

LOS ANGELES -- A possibly venomous snake that has been on the loose after reportedly biting a dog in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was finally caught on Thursday, KTLA-TV reported.

The dog’s owner took the pet to a vet who told them the bite marks were those of a cobra. The dog survived and was back home on Wednesday.

The snake is an albino monocled cobra.

It was not immediately known who owned the snake or how it came to be in Southern California.

"They never chill out. They never relax," according to the website Thailand Snakes. "They are always ready to serve up a plate of death for you -- if you're dumb enough to get too close."

The snake has already bitten a dog, California officials say, and they're warning parents to steer kids clear of snakes and animal burrows, pipes or culverts where the snake might try to hide.

The dog, in case you're wondering, is going to be OK. It was treated and released from a veterinary hospital, according to CNN affiliate KTLA.