Bronx Zoo, Daily News Unaware That Shawsnake Already Has a Name

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Photo: Jed Egan; Photos: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images (snake); Castle Rock Entertainment (Shawshank)

The Daily News reports today that, because the Bronx Zoo's recaptured cobra "has no name," it's teaming up with the zoo to "sponsor a contest, with details to be announced soon." (The Post, never one to cede anything to its tabloid rival, is also asking readers what to name the snake.) We guess Shawsnake never caught on, despite its obviously being the perfect moniker. Nevertheless, it would be a travesty if Shawsnake was renamed something stupid like, we don't know, Housnaki, or something like that, particularly after we've already made so many Shawshank jokes. So keep your eyes peeled for this dumb contest and vote Shawsnake. [NYDN]