Thank you to Norman Dale Reed for contributing this great old copyrighted image of the original Cobra statue at Bill Haast's Miami Serpentarium. Dale's sister Nancy Reed worked for Bill for some time as a medical technician in the 1960's and Dale knew Bill and his family well. Dale graduated from Palmetto High School in 1965 and his wife of 35 years graduated in 1971.
Dale doesn't have a date for the photo but it was before the freak windstorm, possibly a small tornado, took it down. He thinks it was only up for two or three years and thought it was better than the white plaster version that went up afterwards.