So this morning I listened to BBC radio's coverage of the 2 kids killed by snake story and they seemed to be calling shenanigans on it pretty openly (as were many Gawker commenters). I understand that it seems unlikely, but can't figure out whether people are feeling that the boys were killed in some other way and the python used as a cover or whether the snake was set on these kids in some way (or whether the snake was meant to kill the owner's child and not the neighbors).

It's macabre and I can't stop thinking about it. But imagining it in detail makes me want to throw up. Wouldn't you maybe yell loud enough to wake up the other kid if you were being squeezed to death by a snake?