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Snake island – A place you don’t wanna miss!
Where is Snake Island?
About 90 miles from the city of Sao Paulo lies this place snake garden . It is also know as world deadliest island as this place is filled with venomous serpents . Research estimated that on the Snake island live between one and five snakes per square metre . The snakes stay on the many migratory birds that use the island as halt point . Island is small In size and it has many different types of terrain, ranging from bare rocks to rainforest. It is a home for the most endangered, venomous which has a diet of birds. When there is rise in sea levels which covers the land which connects the mainland , shanked are trapped in the island . This island had a temperate climate. Only Brazilian Navy and selected researchers have access to this island . The island cover the area of 4600000sq ft and the highest elevation is 676ft .
Type of Snakes to See in This Island
As there are so many snakes on one island , as estimated one snake to every square metre of the island. Snake island have a population of about four lakh thirty thousand snakes, but resent estimation is lower . As the overall low population of the golden lancehead.Bothrops insulators also may be a risk from inbreeding. Golden lancehead snakes was placed on the list of Brazil’s endangered animals . It is also a small home of small population of non-venomous snake species.
Goldenlancehead snakes carries a seven percent chance of death if they bite and even after treatment it still have a three percent chance of dying. The bite can also cause necrosis of muscular tissue , kidney failure , intestinal bleeding and baron hamorrhaging . The ‘lancehead‘ which refers to the pointed head , distinctive of snakes in the genus bothrops. No other mammals live on this island expect of snakes which are one metre long which are responsible for 90 percent of snake related deaths in Brazil. The only source of food for this snakes are birds that use this island as resting stop. The snakes have also learners to climb the in order to catching a bird as there food . This type of snakes are responsible for the most of the deaths in south and north America . It is the only place where this kind of snakes are found in the whole world .
Facts You Should Know Before Heading to This Island
Some of the most frightening fact about this snake land are as follows:-
- Developers one wanted and planned to build a banana plantation on the island but it didn’t work out
- The Brazilian Navy have prohibition anyone from entering this island.
- The snake island consists of largest concentration population of snake in the world.
- One to five snakes per square metre are estimates on dis small island .
- The snake bite is fast acting poison and can melts the skin around the bits