The Island You Should Keep Away: Snake Island

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The Island You Should Keep Away: Snake Island

 

 

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, there is an island called Ilha de Queimada Grande. In other words, Snake Island. You might be interested in snakes but this ones are so deadly that humans are not allowed to enter here.

 

 

Allegedly, a fisherman that went a little close to the island’s shores was found in blood after days. And the golden lancehead snakes that are living in the island were the blamed ones.

 

 

Speaking of the lancehead snakes, they are about more than 50 cm long and they are so poisonous that they can kill a human in an hour after biting. Their poison has the power to melt the human flesh. And Snake Island is full of them, between 2000 – 4000 snakes live in there.

 

 

Again allegedly, in the late 1920’s, the lighthouse keeper and his family were living on the island. And they are killed by the snakes which are came from the windows of the house. Just like a horror movie… Today, it is illegal to visit the island. Only the navy can enter because they periodically control the lighthouse and the island.

 

 

Snake Island was actually a part of the mainland of Brazil. But 10,000 years ago, the sea level rises and this part has been separated, so that Snake Island has emerged.

 

 

source: https://allthatsinteresting.com/snake-island

source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160125-five-bone-chilling-destinations

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