|One of the hazards of railfanning in Georgia in the summertime is the man-eating kudzu plant! Originally brought in by the railroads from Russia to control erosion along the right-of-way, the stuff turned out to be a bigger problem than the problem it was brought in to control! Soon, vast areas of Geogia, Alabama, and Mississippi were eaten by the plant! It grows on anything and everything it touches (there is a utility pole under it out of picture to the left), and it grows so fast that it actually even grows on the tracks themselves! Take a knife with you along with your camera!