The Grinch is the latest Christmas gift from a well-known actor, who was the subject of a grisly discovery in a house in the village of Kavanagh, Co Kerry.
The actor is the son of Irish actor Kevin O’Leary, and was on holiday with his wife and daughter when the grisling happened.
They were in a cottage on a hillside near Kavanagagh, on the west coast of Co Galway.
“The first thing that struck me was the grubby smell of rotting flesh,” Mr O’Brien said.
“I was thinking ‘I’m going to have to get out and find the smell to do it right’.”
A family friend, who did not wish to be named, said the family was very concerned for their son, who has been receiving medical treatment.
“We thought it might be something from a dog, but it wasn’t.
The smell was very, very bad,” he said.
The Irish Independent has contacted Mr Ollary’s representative for comment.
The family is now working with the local gardaí, who said they were “looking at all options”.
“They are aware that it is a case of gross indecency and are investigating it,” the Garda National Detail said.