The Mysterious Snake Island of Brazil: Ilha da Queimada Grande

Brazil is the largest country in South America. Most of the region of Brazil is forested. About 93 miles from Sao Paulo is the island of Ilha da Queimada Grande or the Snake Island of Brazil.

The wonders of nature are also present throughout most of the Amazon and Brazil. The forests here are famous for their unknown and rare plants and animals.

There is thrill and wonder in every step of these jungles. The Snake Island of Brazil is one such tree-lined island, surrounded by fear and panic among the locals.

Many people think there is no chance of returning if anyone dares to enter in the Snake Island of Brazil. Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil in terms of population.

This place covers an area of ​​about 110 acres. Researchers thought that island was isolated from Brazil’s major cities due to rising sea levels many years ago. As a result, many snakes made a home on the island. 

The rocky island is also rich in vegetation, and there is also a combination of hills and land. It is also a resting place for various kinds of guest birds.

However, no people dare to live on this island. There are only different species of venomous snakes on Snake Island. Because of this reason, people call this island the Snake Island of Brazil.

There are several snakes, large and small, all over the island, and according to many locals, one to five snakes per square meter are available here. If it is just an ordinary snake, no one is not going to consider this place so much.

There is a lot of panic about this place of a special kind of snake, and the snake’s real name is Bathros Insularis, better known as The Golden Lionshead.

The skin of this type of snake has a slightly yellowish tinge, a golden hue in the sun’s rays. As a result, the snakes look a lot like gold. These snakes are but impossibly venomous.

The venom of this snake can kill the infected person within an hour. There is no effective antidote to this poison. This type of snake species is found only on the Snake Island of Brazil.

Not only do these snakes have lengths, but they can range from 70 centimeters to 118 centimeters in length. The birds that come to this place are their food. But the abundance of prey is not too great at all.

Snakes have to hunt with a lot of exercises, and the arrival of guest birds at this place is mainly for rest. Most birds sit on tree branches and maybe learn to climb a snake tree to catch prey.

Snakes hunt birds carefully, and birds can fly at the slightest sound. Once a bird flies, it is difficult to find other prey, and in addition to birds, they also eat small reptiles and insects.

There is a kind of panic among the locals of Sao Paulo about the Snake Island of Brazil, and no one dares to go to this island. However, a lighthouse was built in this place in 1909 to facilitate shipping.

From then on, the government sent people there every few days to change the lights of this lighthouse. The government sent a couple to stay with the whole family to look after the lighthouse.

But there are rumors that snake bites kill everyone, and the government then arranged for automatic lighting in the lighthouse. From then on, a team of the Brazilian Navy goes to change the lights and batteries of the lighthouse.

They usually go there in preparation, with gas and medicine. People can visit the Snake Island of Brazil for a specified period for research purposes or a specific legal purpose.

It requires permission from the Brazilian Navy. But that is not easy at all. No ordinary boat agrees to go there. It takes about 5-6 hours to go.