School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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Folklore - Wild Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 109

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The following are some of the wild animals that are to be found in this locality, the fox, the badger, the rabbit, the otter, the hare, and the weasel.
Fox. The fox is said to be the most cunning of all animals. He eats fowl when ever he gets the chance. He never goes to the trouble of making a burrow for himself but he chooses a rabbit's one and enlarges it. It is called the foxe's den.
Badger. The badger makes a very long, wide burrow in the ground with several holes coming up out of it. Every day he brings his nest out to the mouth of his burrow to dry it. The badger feeds mostly on rabbits and rarely eats fowl.
Rabbit. The rabbit lives in a small

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Collector
Seán Ó Briain
Gender
male
Address
Drewsborough, Co. Clare
Informant
John Boland
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Tomgraney, Co. Clare
Language
mixed