The Quiz: According to legend, what animals did St. Patrick drive out of Ireland?
During the fifth century CE, it is said that St. Patrick traveled to Ireland as a Christian missionary. While there, he undertook a 40-day fast that was interrupted when a group of snakes began attacking him. In response, Patrick began the complicated and enormous task of ridding Ireland of its entire serpentine population, which legend says was successful. Today, there are no native snakes in Ireland, but that’s likely because there never were any. Its secluded status as an island has kept it free of ophidian invaders for millennia.
The correct answer to this quiz is Snakes.