Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Snake Island!

Ilha de Queimada Grande, off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

It's home to the Golden Lancehead (Bothrops Insularis), a venomous snake that is both beautiful and deadly. And there's lots of them on the island.

The Animal Planet network used to have a show called "O'Shea's Big Adventure" in which herpetologist Mark O'Shea traveled the world in search of the planet's venomous snakes and lizards; one of the shows featured Ilha de Queimada Grande and the Golden Lancehead. The island is actually closed to the public because of the danger presented by the snakes.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, I'll pass on that one... :-)