NC Locals Hail 'Kudzu Jesus'
A little bit of paradise near a hotdog stand
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2011 3:00 AM CDT
Kinston, NC, residents believe 'Kudzu Jesus' is looking out for them.   (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Charles Buchanan)

(Newser) – Other states might be green with envy, but it's only North Carolina that can claim its very own "miraculous" Kudzu Jesus. The mass of runaway weeds growing up a power utility pole and wires near the town of Kinston looks remarkably like Jesus Christ on the cross, say several witnesses. “I thought I was crazy the first time I saw it and it resembled Jesus," said Kent Hardison, who runs Ma's Hotdog Stand less than half a mile from the vision. "Maybe he's looking out for us." One thing's for certain: Kudzu Jesus will likely be around for a while, notes the Kinston Free Press. Hardison, who frequently uses herbicide to destroy kudzu growing up local power lines, has decided against it in this case. "You can't spray Jesus with Roundup," he explained.

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Count-Spatula
Jul 1, 2011 8:05 PM CDT
hg
baranoww
Jul 1, 2011 6:04 PM CDT
I prefer fusili Jerry.
Count-Spatula
Jun 30, 2011 8:36 PM CDT
The idea of 'Jesus' never grew on me.