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There’s a Fungus Among Us

So, um, yeah…this was growing in the yard:

It’s a little creepy, yet cool at the same time, so naturally, I had to take a photograph. Or two. Or four. By the way, you can click on the photos for a larger view. I think. Yes, you can. I just tried it.

I put a measuring tape up next to it and it was approximately 12″ long. I guess that makes this truly a fungi (fun guy). Get it? You know I just had to insert a stupid mushroom joke in here somewhere.

Moving on…

I was actually leery to touch it, thinking my finger might fall off, so I kicked it, but the damn thing wouldn’t budge. Mushrooms are fun to kick, because usually they go flying! Anyway, when my foot hit this one, the fungus felt jiggly and made me shudder.

I dug it up (impressive root system) and took photographs of its’ undercarriage, as you can see above.

I’ve never seen a mushroom grow like this. It was literally one large clump of shrooms huddled together and clinging on for dear life. Have any of you seen this before?

Is this something I should have chopped up, placed in a zip lock bag, and sold it to the local rednecks, advertising it as a, “good time?”