“Living the life serpentine”

Films: Snake Island (2002)

Alias: Various, notably cobras, boas, mambas, and Gaboon vipers

Type: Natural

Location: Jungle/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of their respective species.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Snakes are not your enemy. They are just trying to get by in a world where most things are many times their size. And they just so happen to be equipped to protect themselves. But if movies have taught us anything, it's that you should NEVER get in the way of where they congregate the most.

History: A bunch of obnoxious tourists in Africa think they're going on a pleasure cruise, but the direction they took is rather ill-advised. They just landed on Snake Island, an isolated area of land filled to the brim with every dangerous snake that Africa can throw at them. Now, the hapless tourists are about to be killed off one by one as the snakes close in to drive these intruders out the hard way.

Notable Kills: At least one of them manages to breed in a dead man's corpse for no reason.

Final Fate: Eventually, the number of surviving tourists can be counted on one hand, and manages to escape the island. However, one survivor's book all about his experiences is not seen as a warning, but a promoter for wealthy idiots looking to escape their own lives. Then again, if the rich all end up dying due to snake bites, who's complaining?

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-For the most part, the cast was indeed surrounded by all manner of deadly snake, from the strong boa constrictor to the incredibly venomous Gaboon viper. You'd be stupid to even try to live in this area of hyper-aggressive serpents!

Trivia: -Two of the snake species seen, the Honduran milk snake and the rough green snake, are not venomous, nor are they even native to South Africa!

-It's an amazing oversight on this film's part, but there actually IS a Snake Island in the world. It is Ilha da Queimada Grande, a place off the coast of Brazil, the only known habitat of the golden lancehead pit viper, and a literal no-man's land. As in, no person is allowed to go there lest they disrupt the already imbalanced ecosystem and/or get brought down by the many snake species that call it home.


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Unless you stumble into some rattlesnakes. Gives you a second, at least.

Never bite the hand that feeds you, guys! Humans made this house!
This was the skull of some kid who never blew his nose.

Who would want to breed inside him?
Don't forget the other species. Like the Gaboon Viper...


And now, you're just asking for it.


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