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Why arenít there any Snakes in Ireland?

If you were to search the countryside of Ireland, you wouldn't find any snakes. In fact, there have never been snakes in Ireland...

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Why arenít there any Snakes in Ireland If you were to search the countryside of Ireland, you wouldn't find any snakes. Legend tells us that Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, destroyed all the snakes in Ireland by driving them into the sea. But St. Patrick did not really rid the island of snakes. In fact, there have never been snakes in Ireland! Because Ireland was covered by an ice cap in the glacial period, most of Ireland's animals got there by migration. And long before snakes could migrate there from southern locations, Ireland became detached from the European continent.

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