BEWARE: This Beautiful Island Is The Newest Deadliest Island in the World!

BEWARE: This Beautiful Island Is The Newest Deadliest Island in the World!

Nope, it’s not in the Amazon.

Newest Deadliest Island in the World

From its aerial view, you can also form a snake figure. Creepy! | Photo from All That Is Interesting

Snake Island

Newest Deadliest Island in the World

A typical scenery on the island, now you know why it’s called Snake Island? | Photo from MeroGang

Despite its vast and beautiful appearance, Ilha da Queimada Grande (commonly known as Snake Island) in Brazil is now being dubbed as the deadliest island in the world.

It is actually 90 miles away from the coasts of Brazil, and it’s a home to over 4,000 deadly snakes.

Golden Lancehead

It is believed that it’s also the home of Golden Lancehead Viper (Bothrops Insularis).

Newest Deadliest Island in the World

Golden Lancehead Viper’s venom is 5x stronger than any other snakes’, and it could melt your flesh, literally | Photo from Flickr

This snake’s venom is 5x stronger than any other snakes’, it’s so deadly that it can melt human flesh. It is responsible for the 90% of snake-related deaths in Brazil.

Story Time

So, how were these snakes able to multiply in population that fast?

According to Epic Wildlife, the island was once attached to the mainland, until tides became higher and separated the two. Without any predator in the island, the snakes were able to reproduce that quickly without facing atrocities.

Newest Deadliest Island in the World

Snake Island was once attached to the mainlands of Brazil | Photo from Epic Wildlife

The island is now prohibited from tourists, because of its danger. Well, of course, with the exception of few scientists that are continuously experimenting the snakes in the island. Also, the Brazilian Navy, who is responsible for the Lighthouse.

Newest Deadliest Island in the World

Marcelo Duarte, a scientist that once experimented on the island | Photo from Portal Imprensa

According to Marcelo Duarte, a Biologist that was once permitted to enter the island’s premises, there’s at least one snake per SQ. meter, meaning you can encounter these venomous snakes every 3 feet.

Probably, Valentina’s hometown!

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A Journalism student who considers nature as his second home. Likes to travel on a budget, and believes tofu and nuggets come hand in hand.

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