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Observed: 7th January 2013 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

I have found this once before but this Sheep's horn was completely covered it only grows on horn,hoof and feathers this was a sheep which had died in a stream,remember to use plastic gloves if you handle this as you can catch it if you have a suppressed immune system.I always carry a pair of latex gloves with me also it has a horrible smell

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Comments

Little_auk's picture

Wow! I've never heard of this

Wow! I've never heard of this one. Amazing!!

Fenwickfield's picture

Rare

It is stated as rare under threat most finds are Scotland always on horn,hoof of sheep ,deer,have a look at hard to get places were these type of animals may have shed there horns or died if you do find it use gloves when handling it.I am Northumberland and this is my second find

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Amadan's picture

A fascinating observation -

I used to live in a part of Wales where dead "cull ewes" featured frequently on some walks, but never found anything like this.
I imagine that the sheep carcase itself didn't help with the smell!