The melting snow after Storm Emma is posing a flooding risk and revealing buried cars all over the country, but in Edenderry, it has uncovered a lost set of false teeth.
Local mother Lisa Donnelly discovered the teeth across from the Carrick Esker estate on the road joining the Carrick Road to the Dunnes Stores shopping centre in the town.
She was trekking to St. Mary's Primary school with her kids in the icy conditions when she made the discovery. "Some people find fossils when snow melts in places like the north and south pole, but I find a set of false teeth," she joked.
Having laughed to herself and continued with her school run, Lisa has now told us she was the ultimate good samiritan and went back with "gloves and about three bags" to pick them up.
"They could belong to someone who was coming from the pub during the snow. It was that cold they chattered the whole way home and fell out," Lisa added.
As many of you will know, losing the false teeth is a mortifying experience, and someone in Edenderry is probably remaining behind closed doors, even though the 'stay indoors' warning has long been lifted after the storm.
We can imagine the moment the set of beloved pearlers fell into the depths of the two foot of snow that covered that entire area of Edenderry over the last week or so.
Now, we are hoping to reunite these lost teeth with their owner. You can get in touch using the details below - anonymously, of course.
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