Saturday, October 22, 2011

What kind of shroom is this growing in my yard?

On May 1, 2011, I asked about a turtle  I saw in my back yard in a blog I need help in identifying this giant shroom in my yard. From the deck I thought it looked like a small grocery sack that had blown in the yard from the recent gusts. As I strolled closer it almost resembled a bad cantaloupe but it is some type of mushroom with fire ants feasting at the base. Let the crowdsourcing begin: Can anyone tell me what kind of shroom this is? Is it safe to dig up and put in the yard waste can without causing more shrooms to sprout?

View from the top

View from the side

If you know what type of mushroom this is and the best way to dispose of it, please leave a comment. Thanks in advance for your participation in my crowdsourcing request.

Dug it up and scooped it into the yard waste can. It was solid so no spores drifted in the yard.

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