Almost 4,000 Snakes Rule This Brazilian Island

grass snake g5338fbe46 1920 Almost 4,000 Snakes Rule This Brazilian Island


  • Ilha da Queimada Grande in Brazil is home to 4000 golden lancehead snakes.
  • Because of the small habitat of the island and the abundance of birds, the snakes’ size, venom and colour pattern have evolved differently.
  • “A smart way to protect these islands [and animals] would be to involve local people, fostering tourism and the proper knowledge of the amazing biodiversity that we have” said scientist Felipe Grazziotin.

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