Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Waterford Reindeers


			
			 	
 	
	

When excavations took place in caves near Dungarvan, bones found were later positively identified as those of Reindeer and were thought to be common here in prehistoric times. However, it was not known then, that they could fly at a certain time each year!!


Rabbits with Myxomatosis


			
			 	
 	
	

Rabbits showing the signs of the viral infection Myxomatosis, have recently been reported from near Dungarvan and Killure, just south of Waterford City.


Sperm Whale in Dungarvan


			
			 	
 	
	

A rare Sperm Whale expired at the Cunnigar Spit in Dungarvan on the 19th. August.

Image ack.to Lorna Siggins/Irish Times


Another Chipmunk Reported


			
			 	
 	
	

Another Chipmunk recently seen near the Master McGrath Monument on the Dungarvan – Lismore road. This was probably released as an unwanted pet to add to the list of invasive species of Waterford.


Urban Otter at Dungarvan


			
			 	
 	
	

An urban Otter was recently watched while feeding in and about Dungarvan Harbour.


Pygmy Sperm Whale


			
			 	
 	
	

A new whale species for Waterford. A Pygmy Sperm Whale washed ashore at Dungarvan on the 10th December is a first record for the county and the eight record for Ireland.