The discovery of a California king snake on the beach at Youghal, Co Cork, earlier this month, again highlighted a continuing craze among a minority of people for exotic animals.
Ireland is home to 100,000 reptile pets, including deadly snakes and crocodiles.
Experts have revealed they had to remove and destroy a number of deadly spiders from a vacant house in Carlow.
An animal refuge in Meath has called for the introduction of a dangerous wild animal act in Ireland after 100 killer spiders were found abandoned in a house.
THE recession has led to some unusual orphans in need of new homes — including snakes, lizards and other exotic reptiles.
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