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Belmullet Amphibian, County Mayo


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The following question was raised on our Face Book group. Any ideas anyone?

Does anyone have information on the cryptid that supposedly caused grief many years ago in Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland? I read about it not too long ago..and can't find the article! It was some kind of amphibian-like animal that came ashore and was very difficult for the locals to kill.

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Re: Belmullet Amphibian, County Mayo

The closest thing that comes to mind is a "strange otter" which was killed in Co Mayo (unspecified location) and now resides in stuffed form in a pub in Crossmolina.
According to some this may be a mythical Dobharchù or "King Otter", supposedly very fierce and very hard to kill. 

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Re: Belmullet Amphibian, County Mayo

We have a few articles on the site concerning the Dobharchu and they certainly were hard to kill by all accounts.



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