Happy St Patrick's Day!

Darwin hits the GuinnessHappy St Patrick's Day, to be sure!

Legend has it that St Patrick rid Ireland of all her snakes. It's a nice story, albeit factually incorrect. I always thought it was a little odd that Patrick would banish snakes from Ireland, but not from his native Britain.

For those of you who worry about such things, here's a slightly more scientific explanation of why Ireland has no snakes.

Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

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