Magic mushroom? Look what popped up on Roy Stevens' morning walk

Roy Stevens with the giant mushroom he found on the grass verge on Greenwell Point Road at Greenwell Point on Thursday morning.

Roy Stevens with the giant mushroom he found on the grass verge on Greenwell Point Road at Greenwell Point on Thursday morning.

When Roy Stevens took his dog for their regular morning walk on Thursday morning, he came across something quite irregular.

"This giant mushroom was growing in the grass. The dog wasn't interested but I certainly was," the 83-year-old former shearer said.

"I have travelled all over Australia but I have never seen anything like this before. I thought you only saw mushrooms like this in Disney movies."

Roy was keen to share his discovery with Register readers, so he jumped in the car and brought the mushroom into our office.

We're not sure what species of fungus the red beauty is but we are certainly not about to eat it.

If any of you can identify it, please leave a comment below. 

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