Why are there no snakes in Ireland?

A snake is a terrifying insect whose very thought sends shivers down the spine, but Ireland is one country in the world where snakes are not found.

During the Ice Age of the distant past, Ireland was connected to a large ice sheet whose climate was cold and therefore uninhabitable for cold-blooded reptiles.

However, when the glaciers melted after the end of the last ice age around 10,000 years ago, Ireland was separated from the landmass and cold water filled the gap between Ireland and neighboring regions.

Experts say that at this stage, other wild animals such as cats, brown bears, even common lizards managed to reach Ireland ahead of time, but snakes could not reach the land on this occasion, due to which some places in the country No snakes are found.

Well, for the interest of the readers, there is an ancient story about the absence of snakes in Ireland. In the past, Saint Patrick, a well-known priest of Ireland, used his magical power to drive away all the snakes from the country into the sea. This story has nothing to do with reality because snakes have never lived on this earth.

It will also be of interest to the readers that Ireland is not the only country in the world where snakes are not found, but snakes are not found in the American state of Hawaii, Iceland, New Zealand, Greenland or Antarctica.

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