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Snake it 'til you make it in Youghal

Friday, 4th January, 2019 10:42am

Where was St Patrick when we needed him?

It’s been a slippery start to the year for Youghal as a snake was discovered near the boardwalk yesterday. 

While walking the beach, a member of the Youghal Coast Guard unit spotted the snake, about 1.5 metres in length. The Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin was contacted as was Cork County Council subsequently. 

The snake is thought to be a turtle headed sea snake and was removed by Cork County Council staff.

A Facebook post from the National Coast Guard saw the funny side of it: “The National Coast Guard control centre was informed, due to the unavailability of St. Patrick, Cork County Council was requested. Time well serpent by the team.

“If you see someone (human or reptile) in trouble, on the coast, cliffs, beach or water, don’t hesitate dial 112 and ask for Coast Guard.”

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