This is a thumbnail of the meanest, baddest tree in the pine barrens. Click on it if you dare! I'd show it here full size, but I'm afraid I'd scare your kids.
This thing actually walked, sorta like those tree-things did in "The Lord of the Rings." I followed it for a half-mile or so down the Batona Trail before it ate my peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, which is when I decided to call it a day. (Actually, the thumbnail represents a negative image of the real thing, which is over at my gallery -- in negative form, this stalker looks as mean as it was).
I'll never go to the barrens at night again.