The Snakes On This Island Kill Humans, Not Just Baby Iguanas.

Back in March I ran a post about the horrifying episode of Planet Earth II that ran on the BBC, showing recer snakes gobbling up baby iguanas as they rushed for the beach.

I thought that one was bad enough.

Since then, I have tripped across another island. This one is called Ilha da Queimada Grande.  It lies just off the coast of Brazil. It has another name, however.

Snake Island.

The island is so densely populated with deadly snakes, that humans are banned from stepping foot upon the island.

All That Is Interesting said in a recent post:

The mysterious island is known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, and it is in fact so dangerous to set foot there that Brazil has made it illegal for anyone to visit. The danger on the island comes in the form of the golden lancehead snakes – a species of pit viper and one of the deadliest serpents in the world.

The lanceheads can grow to be over a foot-and-a-half long and it’s estimated that there are between 2,000 and 4,000 snakes on the island, which unsurprisingly is known as Snake Island. The lanceheads are so venomous that a human bitten by one could be dead within an hour.

Holy brap cratman!  Even the name “pit viper” makes me cringe.

My insides are wobbling just thinking about it.

Who says that there are no adventures left in the world!

2018-08-24T15:34:33+00:00Sunday, August 26, 2018|Categories: Interesting Settings|Tags: , , |