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Saturday, July 22, 2006


Another Sign of the Apocalypse

Stray snakes turn up in snake-free Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 22 (UPI) -- Snakes are increasingly popular pets in Ireland, and escaped snakes are showing up in the notoriously snake-free country.

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking new homes for 10 snakes whose previous owners have not stepped forward, the Irish Times reports. All the animals are non-venomous and range in size from 5 inches long to more than 6 feet.

A 6-foot bull snake turned up in a kitchen cupboard in Tallaght, a suburb southwest of Dublin.

Orla Aungier, the society's education officer, advised anyone who finds a snake to try to remain calm and not frighten the animal, because frightened snakes are likely to slither into hiding. She said finders should, if they can, put an overturned pot or basin over the snake and weight it before calling for help.

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