Brazilian activist holds SIX venomous rattlesnakes by his teeth to protest Amazon deforestation

Watch the moment Brazilian activist Arteval Duarte uses his teeth to carry six rattlesnakes by their tails as a protest against Amazon deforestation.

In the clip, Duarte tapes around the rattlesnake's tails before he carries the snakes by his teeth whilst standing on metal spikes.

The snakes possess a neurotoxic poison which affects the nervous system of the victim if bitten.

The clip was captured on February 6 in the vicinity of Vilhena in the state of Rodonia.

The Amazon forest is home to 1 in 10 of known species on Earth and is being destroyed at a rate of 2,00 trees per a minute- if this continues there will be no trees in the Amazon by 2030.