Yesterday in Tobago, Easter Saturday, on a walk to Hillsborough Dam with a group of friends, we encountered the scene depicted in the photographs. There were eight snakes altogether. One was on its own and the other seven lay in a tangled heap. They measured between 4ft and 6ft. All were dead. There were no chop wounds so it seems they had been bludgeoned. This was on a deserted stretch of unpaved roadway from Mason Hall, bordered by bamboo and scrub.