1. Developers once planned to build a banana plantation on the island. It didn’t work out.
2. The Brazilian Navy has forbidden anyone from landing on the island.
3. Snake Island contains the largest concentrated population of snakes in the world.
4. The snakes live off migratory birds, which stop there to rest, and are shortly thereafter slaughtered and eaten by the thousands.
5. The golden lancehead is responsible for 90% of all snakebite-related deaths in Brazil.