Atlas Obscura produced this great little video about Ilha da Queimada Grande, a.k.a. Snake Island, off the coast of Brazil. The island is called Snake Island because—surprise—it has a lot of snakes. Specifically, it has "between one and five snakes per square meter," which is the highest concentration of snakes in the world. The snakes are golden lancehead vipers, one the most venomous types of snake in the world.
In case you have not yet been dissuaded from making a trip to see Snake Island for yourself, the Brazilian Navy has expressly forbidden anyone from landing on the island. They don't have to tell us twice.
· An Island You Don't Want to Visit [Slate]
· Snake Island - Ilha Da Queimada Grande [Atlas Obscura]