Dubliners Warned To Be On Alert For Large Rodent Near Ashtown Area Of The Canal

Large Rodent Near Ashtown

Waterways Ireland has issued an alert warning people in Dublin to be on the lookout for a large invasive rodent.

Sightings of the Coypu have been reported near the Ashtown area of the canal close to Castleknock.

This type of rodent – which has bright orange teeth and can grow up to 1 metre in length – weighs up to 9 kilos.


It can carry a number of diseases harmful to humans and domestic animals.

Ferdia Marnell from the National Parks & Wildlife Service is asking the public to report any sightings of the rodent.