Attack of the massive mushroom

August 1, 2008 7:33:33 PM PDT
A massive mushroom is taking some residents by surprise in Lawrence, Kansas. It measures about two and a half feet wide, and rests at the base of a large oak tree.

Other such giant growths have been identified around the world and the eastern half of the U-S, but around here, it's an unusual find.

The owner of the property first spotted the fungus last summer, and showed it to some of his friends.

Since then, they have watched it grow and grow.

At its biggest in early July, the mushroom weighed over fifteen pounds.