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Is it literally true that there are NO snakes in Ireland?

  1. d.william profile image75
    d.williamposted 4 years ago

    Is it literally true that there are NO snakes in Ireland?

    Or is this only a metaphorical reference about the people of Ireland?


  2. Imogen French profile image84
    Imogen Frenchposted 4 years ago

    Yes it is true. Maybe they were never there, maybe they were all destroyed or perhaps Saint Patrick really did drive them all out. There are only three species of snake in the whole of the British Isles - the adder, the grass snake and the smooth snake.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Yes, this is true. More than likely due to the climate.

  4. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 4 years ago

    Weird...  Sort of like the claim that there are no rats in Alberta, Canada...

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    MysticMoonlightposted 4 years ago

    I do believe that it is true...I'd love to live there, I HATE snakes! smile

  6. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 4 years ago

    I have Facebook friends who live there and one just confirmed it, there are no snakes in Ireland.  They do have lizards, but no snakes. This is interesting, I never heard this before, guess one learns something new everyday.