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Did Saint Patrick drive snakes out of Ireland?

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While a famous legend says that St. Patrick forced snakes from Ireland, this is not a factual account. There are no native snake species in that part of the world, so St. Patrick wouldn't have had much snake banishing to do.

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Did Saint Patrick drive snakes out of Ireland?
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The legend of St. Patrick and the snakes says that the saint forced Ireland's snakes into the ocean after they attacked him during a religious fast. While native snake species can be found in most other places in the world, they are not found in Ireland.

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