17-Foot Python

17-Foot Python

What story could this image tell?

The 17-foot, 140-pound Burmese python pictured above was recently found at Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades.

How did it get there? How did these people find it? Why were they looking for it in the first place? What would you do if you came across it?

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem that responds to one of the prompts above.

Or, come up with your own tale inspired by the photo.

Post it in the comments, then read the related article to find out the real story behind this image.