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The untold real truths of Snake Island

It kind of sounds like the name of some idiotic reality TV show (actually it kind of is; thanks, Discovery Channel), but Snake Island is a real place, and that’s what people actually call it, although locally it’s known as Ilha de Queimada Grande. It’s located about 90 miles off the coast of Sao Paulo, and from above it looks stunningly beautiful — it’s got lush green forests, a beautiful rocky shoreline, sun, and surf — what more could an intrepid traveller want in an exotic destination? Besides, you know, the absence of actual mortal peril. Because Snake Island isn’t called “Snake Island” because of the way it’s shaped or because someone once saw a rainbow boa hanging from a tree or something. It’s called that because it’s home to one of the deadliest snakes in the world and oh yeah, there are literally thousands of them. Also the island is a mere 110 acres, which by the way is less than one-fourth of a square mile. So do the horrific numbers, and then check out this list of all the other horrible things you probably really didn’t want to know about Snake Island.

These venomous deadly serpents habitate the island.  BEWARE

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