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#97451 August 1st, 2005 at 11:22 PM
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My girlfriend just discovered some strange alien like plant in her garden. It is a snake egg like bulb ith a very small root section at the base of the "egg". The "egg" is white with a greyish spotting look to it which is very subtle. Upon popping the "egg", a mucusy sack emerges with a fleshy pink inside, almost membrane looking. Now if given the chance to sprout itself, the "egg" with split and the pink fleshy membrane grows out like a tentical or even a limp toungue looking thing. it does not stand upright but rather falls over and lays limp on the side of the "egg" but still conected to its sack in the "egg". The tentical type thing is pink in color up to the top 1/4 of it which is a deeper maroon red. It also looks as if it has tastebuds all over it. It does not grow any further than maybe 3 - 4 inches long and then shrivels. An important note: this "egg" cluster attracts flies and smells like something died. HELP Identify this alien life form!

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#97452 August 2nd, 2005 at 12:37 AM
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Hi Vasqui,
That's a pretty scarey post!! lol. I wonder if it's a tyoe of mushroom/fungus??
You can't by chance get a picture of it and post it,could you?


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#97453 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:13 AM
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I am going to try, because no one seems to be able to identify it. I have talk to our county's horticulture department and they are stumped too. They would like a sample so the can examine and test it. I ill try to post a pic then:)

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#97454 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:24 AM
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maybe it is a fertilized bird egg that never finished developing.


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#97455 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:37 AM
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No, this is definately plant life as it has rooted itself in the mulch bed. And it has a root system(although small)at the base of the bulb or "egg".

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#97456 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:44 AM
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HELP Identify this alien life form!
If this is in fact a true "alien" I can probably identify for you if you post a picture.
We have many different forms and species in my universe.

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#97457 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:50 AM
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we'll see, thanks!

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#97458 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:47 AM
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It sounds like a stinkhorn fungus/mushroom.

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mushrooms.Folder/Ravenel\'s%20Stinkhorn.html

I couldnt' get your link to work...
Can you find a different one, Donna????????

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#97459 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:52 AM
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That may be it.

Here is a pic of an egg


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#97460 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:53 AM
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and the tentacles


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#97461 August 2nd, 2005 at 03:24 AM
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That thing is definitely kin to me... thumbup
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#97462 August 2nd, 2005 at 03:40 AM
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AH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!
CINDY LOU HOO FAYE TIM BOB JOE JIM YOU CRACK ME UP


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#97463 August 2nd, 2005 at 03:51 AM
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A suicide bomber?

OK, ok . . . that ain't funny.

That clever description is enough to make way for a short story, eh?

Let's see . . .

When I came out the garden on Monday morning, I expected no surprises. I looked under my tomato plants and was surprised to see a half dozen little creatures wiggling across the plot. By the end of the day, the whole city was up in arms.

We've been invaded, they screamed and the headlines read . . .

Housewife sets fire to Toronto, Canada!


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#97464 August 2nd, 2005 at 08:36 PM
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Hey thanks Guys! I believe the mystery has been solved. Although a little part of me was hoping for some discovery of new species and lots of headlines, maybe a little glory that my girlfriend and I could bask in...
...well after they lifted the quarantine from her house:)


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