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Holy edible fungus, Batman!
This is a giant puffball in my front yard.  It's kind of hard to tell the size, even with the ruler, but it is HUGE!
About 11" long, 9" wide, and 6" high.  And on Sunday it was only softball sized.  Pretty amazing.  I don't know if it will survive, as it is pretty close to the road and someone might poke at it.  I'll let you know, as I am sure you are burning with curiosity about it now.   



I guess they are edible, although I don't know if I would ever try it.  I'm a very fussy eater and I don't like mushrooms.
Check out this website, especially the mention of the 'false giant puffball'.  
http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mushrooms.Folder/Giant%20Puffball.html 

And, we found another spotted salamander the other day.  This one is way larger that the spotted we found last year.  It's not the same one, I checked the spots.  Notice the head, how round it is - means it is an adult. 
And check out the snail that is hitching a ride over the hind legs.  I didn't notice it until I cropped the pic.




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mdnytryder
Oct. 7th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and I'm kind of strangely excited about how large it will get. Maybe I will try eating it, as my research shows none are poisonous.

aeroferret
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
Back in high school, my science teacher used to give us extra credit if we brought in puffballs for him to eat.(they looked more tan-colored than yours)

Salamander is too cute! I have tiny red/black ones where I am...
mdnytryder
Oct. 7th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
I hope no one messes with it. Maybe I'll go cover it with branches this morning.

I love salamanders, that's why I'm posting so many pics of them. He's lucky it's fall or I would have kept him in an aquarium for the summer.

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