The Thing

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday, 18 October 2013 17:58


Possibly the strangest thing I am ever going to see EVER. I called in to twitch the Starfish Fungus on my way north today. Must be the first fungus I have added to my list in nearly a year (#210). An introduced species from Australia, it certainly doesn't look like it belongs here. I made the mistake of smelling it and I can confirm it is somewhere between dog muck and rotting corpse. Disgusting, beautiful or somewhere in between? It just leaves one question. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT BROWN STUFF?!

3 Response to "The Thing"

Gibster Says:

I'd recommend heating some wire and sticking it into any dog poo found in unusual locations. Alien poo will grow pink tentacles, screech and whizz off across the woodland floor. Probably up a tree I'd imagine. Flamethrowers and size ten boots are known to piss 'em off but not kill 'em. Be warned...

Charles Roper Says:

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

Graeme Lyons Says:

I can't look at the photos without remembering the smell on my fingers. I was driving with one hand until we got to the next service station!

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