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The Snake Island is About 93 miles off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil is Ilha da Queimada Granda. The snakes, specifically golden lanceheads, are known for their poison, which literally disintegrates flesh around their bites.

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Humans have inhabited this planet thousands of years and they are the true rulers of the world who do whatever they want. They eat and travel to almost all of their places in their lifetime. However, there are few places when all men are restricted to go.

Snake Island, Brazil and why no one is allowed to visit here

Many of us love snakes as long as they are behind glasses or cage. There is a tiny speck of land off brazil inhabited by most venomous snakes of the world will freak anyone out, the place is known as Snake Island. It is one of the most dangerous places in the world, yet one of the most beautiful places. 

Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is an island off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. It is administered as part of the municipality of Itanhaém in the State of São Paulo. The island is small in size, only 43 hectares (106 acres), and has a temperate climate. The island's terrain varies considerably, ranging from bare rock to rainforest. It is the only home of the critically endangered, venomous Bothrops insularis (golden lancehead pit viper), which has a diet of birds. The snake's venom is said to be three to five times stronger than that of any mainland snake

It is the only home of the critically endangered, venomous Bothrops insularis (golden lancehead pit viper), which has a diet of birds. The snakes became trapped on the island when rising sea levels covered up the land that connected it to the mainland. These are highly venomous snakes but since the golden lancehead only inhabits an area uninhabited by humans, there has never been a recorded bite by one. ​But other lancehead species are responsible for more human deaths than any other snakes in both North and South America.

The ensuing selection pressure allowed the snakes to adapt to their new environment, increasing rapidly in population and rendering the island dangerous to public visitation. Queimada Grande is closed to the public in order to protect both people and the snake population; access is only available to the Brazilian Navy and selected researchers vetted by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, the Brazilian federal conservation unit.

The Snake Island is About 93 miles off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil is Ilha da Queimada Granda. The snakes, specifically golden lanceheads, are known for their poison, which literally disintegrates flesh around their bites.

It is one of the deadliest places in the world where you are not allowed to visit by the Brazil government or the local residents, the Snake.

How many snakes are on Snake Island?

It is estimated that there are over 2,000 to 4,000 Golden Lancehead vipers on theisland of Ilha da Queimada Grande, according to the Smithsonian. When you can use the term 'infested' to talk about a snake population, that's a lot of snakes on One Island.





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