Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday School

Okay Students, our subject today is science. Who can identify this substance recently found in the front yard of a house in Southern California?

Anybody?


Anybody?


18 comments:

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, gross! Is it a fungus? Some type of odd mushroom growth? Some chemical coming out of the wood?

Becky said...

Eew... that's just... ew.

Did you touch it? Is it spongy or sticky?

Mary-LUE said...

It is natural.

It looks like a fungus but is a type of mold.

I didn't touch it, but it looked both spongy and sticky to me.

Anyone else have a guess?

Thailand Gal said...

Ugh! That is disgusting! It's times like this I wish my video card didn't work quite so well. :)

I can't imagine that as a type of mold! It looks more like some kind of vomit!


Peace,

~Chani

Mary-LUE said...

Chani is getting warmer.

Let's review:

Looks like a fungus (Hint: fungus in the name.) It is really a mold.

It's yellow.

Chani isn't the only one who thinks it looks like vomit.

If you google the following, I think someone might get it:

yellow

fungus

vomit

Let's see what you can come up with now.

Sandra said...

Ew ew ew

Alpha DogMa said...

There is absolutely no way that I'm googling yellow, fungus and vomit. I'm frightened at what might turn up.
So I'm going to stick with the guess of hummous

Becky said...

I can't pass up a good googling opportunity like that, so here's my guess:

dog vomit slime mold

aka Fuligo septica

Ick. If that's real, that's an very unfortunate common name.

Mary-LUE said...

Well, class... Becky is our star pupil for the day. She gets an A++++++++++++ and a free hall pass.

It is indeed Dog Vomit Fungus (often called a fungus but it is really a slime mold.)

Well, there's the bell. You may all leave now. I'll see you at our next class.

Beck said...

That is just disgusting.

Beck said...

That is just disgusting.

MarillaAnne said...

THAT was a SICK DOG >>> VERY SICK

eeeewwwww

.... where's that meme ??? ... yeah moving on ...

eeewww

daisies said...

and here i thought it was some sort of alien leavings ...

poor dog, that just looks painful !!

and more than a little gross : )

i heart science, lol ...

Mary-LUE said...

Well Daisies and Pam, it isn't really dog vomit. It is just a slime mold which goes by that name because of its resemblance to dog vomit. (At no time does this not remain completely gross.)

Mel said...

OMG.......

It's appropriately named?

*gak*
*shudder*

Sick and wrong......

EnnuiHerself said...

Apparently I missed class but, EWWW!

If I were you, I would poke it with a stick. And then I would move somewhere inhospitable to "Dog Vomit Slime Mold."

Sheila said...

Ew. I'm going out to check my yard now. That's just nasty.

Julie Pippert said...

OH COOL!

If that was in front of our house, my kids and I would have been more than ten minutes late to school today...

When they get home I am so showing them this and looking it up.

We do like our mold and fungus---luckily, since we have PLENTY of it!

(But remember, my kids are the ones who wanted to necropsy the dead lizard---and I was somewhat intrigued until I thought of the MESS!---so...)