An eerie other-worldliness has settled over the landscape.
A creeping green vine - kudzu - has transformed this park into Dr Seussian scenery. Swarms of buzzards feed near the rushing river here and skulk in the trees overhead, adding to the freaky vibe.
Breathe in the sweet subtle scent of rot and decay; feel the steamy heat of the tropical rainforest press in hard against your skin.
And now you can imagine just how creepy it was to walk here among the kudzu.
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