Giant Puffball Mushrooms

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These mushrooms become enormous..
This one, that has already turned green, was about the size of a basketball…

 

For comparison, I placed my hat on the ground for these…
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They can look a bit eerie, like skulls strewn across the forest floor,
lying among the dead leaves..
a perfect effect for this spookiest time of year…
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Regrettably, they were two far gone to eat..

And here are two photos of one I fried up last year
It was so large, it felt like carving a Thanksgiving Turkey…
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it was delicious!
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