The island is usually supposed to be off limits to humans, having been dubbed ‘the most dangerous location on the planet’.
'These snakes are five times more venomous than their mainland cousins,' says Tara. 'I was scared - the vegetation is so thick, you don't know where you put your hands. It's very frightening.'
Far from emergency medical help and carpeted with very high densities of the angry reptiles, 'Snake Island' is also claimed to be the site of hidden treasure, according to local legend.
But there really is something of great importance there. Home to Brazil's deadly Golden Lancehead viper, the island is a source of venom that’s now apparently being used in groundbreaking medications. And that's why it's become a place of huge scientific importance.
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