Steve Featherstone is a witer and photographer from Syracuse, New York. His stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Granta, and Popular Science, and have been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing. He is working on a book of photography about Joseph Mitchell with author Paul Maliszewski, forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press.
The Great Florida Python Hunt: “Yeah, we don’t want it to suffer,” Fobb said. He began describing how to destroy a python’s brain by running a metal rod up its severed spinal canal into its cranial bulb. But nobody in the crowd was interested in learning how to euthanize an animal so reviled that the state was giving out prizes to slaughter it en masse.