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Toxic treasure - Cigel, Slovakia

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 7 January 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I licked my lips as I gathered this luscious mushroom and three of its cousins. I love fried fungi. They resembled the edible variety. But a local expert warned me against eating my gatherings. Disappointed, I tossed my toxic treasure onto a compost heap.