By Sandra Gonzalez
March 30, 2011 at 06:17 PM EDT
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I just started following a snake on Twitter. Well, not even a snake — a person who is pretending to be a missing snake. It was one of those “How did I get here?” moments.

Mind you, it’s not just any snake. It’s the 20-inch Egyptian cobra that has been missing from Bronx Zoo since Monday, and has since become a bit of a celebrity. As of this posting, almost 150,000 people follow it on Twitter.

Admittedly, the Tweets are full of snake pun goodness. (“Getting my morning coffee at the Mudtruck. Don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my morning coffee. Seriously, don’t. I’m venomous.”) But I have to ask: Are all 150,000 New Yorkers? Or does everyone care about this missing snake?

Also, how many Z-list celebrities do you predict will soon pretend to be lost in attempt to gain followers? And at what point while obsessing over this story do you think I’m clear to start the @SandrasDignity Twitter account?

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