Off the coast of Brazil is an island so dangerous that the Brazilian Navy has expressly forbidden anyone from landing there and you should definitely listen to them Locals love to recount two grisly stories about this island in one a local fisherman wants to pick some bananas gets out onto this island and within minutes he is bitten by a snake he runs back and jumps in his boat but its too late as he paddles away, he passes out and is found when the boat washes upshore with him lying in a pool of his own blood the second story is about a lighthouse keeper who lived on this island with his one night they made the disastrous mistake of leaving the window open and through that window climbed a dozen snakes they bit everyone in the family and they died there, inside the lighthouse You’ll see a theme in these stories that’s because this island, Ilha de Queimada Grande is also known as snake island this small island miles off the coast of Brazil is the highest density of poisonous snakes on the planet researchers estimate that there is one deadly snake for every square meter that means you are never farther than three feet from death the snakes are only on this island, they are an endemic species it is part of the Lancehead genus which is responsible for over 90% of the snake bite fatalities in Brazil and they are notorious for loving to hang out in the trees it’s not just that snakes are underfoot they are also overhead you are in a three dimensional matrix of death by snake this particular snake, this Golden Lancehead is one of the most venomous snakes on the planet the way the venom effects you is it begins to necrotize and corrupt your flesh from the inside out you basically start to melt. Should you get bitten you have a maximum, and this is an absolute maximum to get somewhere and get the antidote however it’s just as likely that you’ll be dead in an hour so like don’t plan on a six, your like “Ahh it’ll only take me five hours to get to the hospital no, you are in so much trouble what are you doing on this island in the first place, actually? don’t go there! unfortunately researcher believe the snake population on the island has decreased by as much as 50% originally they were as high as five snakes per square meter which is just like, there’s just snakes the island is made of snakes and this is in large part due to poachers people who are going to the island with the express purpose of stealing these snakes because they are so unique in the world they can fetch anywhere between ten and thirty thousand dollars so despite the terror of snake island the truth is, with the population of Golden Lancehead’s in decline the snakes have a lot more to fear from us than we do from them we can just stay off the island which we should because it’s full of snakes! Subscribe here and watch more videos here Ssssss, ahhhh, ahhhh! My god! No! Why did I go to this island?!!