The lucky kid is now being looked after at the KSPCA animal shelter in Tralee and a suitable home will be found once it has recovered from its ordeal.
The KSPCA official said: "Goats are more plentiful now, especially puck goats.
That conviction is under appeal and has been adjourned while the Gardai and KSPCA
make regular inspections of his farm.
They are threatening to get out of hand, so Keith and a team from the KSPCA
are going to trap and neuter as many as they can.
Judge Humphrey Kelleher spared O'Sullivan, who pleaded guilty, the maximum sentence of six months' jail but fined him the maximum of EUR3,700 and EUR900 for leaving carcasses unburied and told him to pay EUR42 expenses to Harry McDaid of the KSPCA
officer Harry McDaid revealed it was the first snake his organisation had dealt with, although exotic spiders and lizards are often found in fruit and vegetable imports.
To make a donation, send cheques made payable to The KSPCA
care: Peter Martin, The Treasurer, Silver Stream, Gilltown, Kilcullen, Co Kildare.
LEFT TO ROT: KSPCA
inspector Harry McDaid holds the pony dumped on the road yesterday; GRIM FIND: Harry and Anne McDaid look at the carcass of the dead pony left at the side of the Tralee to Castlemaine Road in Co Kerry yesterday; CONCERN: Animal welfare worker Harry inspects the dead animal; LEGAL: Harness racing is a popular sport in most parts of the countryside in Ireland