Snake Island: Home to the deadliest vipers on‚ÄČEarth

Snake Island is a small, rock-ribbed chunk of land about 100 miles off the coast of Brazil. It is home to thousands of golden lancehead vipers, one of the deadliest snakes in the world. The island is so dangerous, the Brazilian Government closed it to the public in 1920.

They should have closed the island to everyone, not just to the public.

“A family used to live on Snake Island during the 1920s. They were in charge of keeping the lighthouse on the island lit to help guide ships sailing to and from South America. But legend has it that not too long after settling on the island, snakes found their way into the family’s home one night. Each family member was bitten and died. The rescue workers sent to look for the family met the same fate.”

I don’t know about you, but Snake Island is the last place on earth I would ever want to set foot on.