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Thing Forest Pool 2013

Observed: 2nd November 2013 By: thehedgelayer
Thing Forest Pool 2013
Description:
Identifications
  • No Idea
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mydaea's picture

This has already been posted

This has already been posted at http://www.ispotnature.org/node/379253.

The brown thing looks like a large cone, partly stripped of scales. Vegetable not animal. The "fork" at the top looks artificially placed.

If you magnify the lower bit it is clearly a bit of vegetation in my view.

If it was alive, how did it move - legs, body side to side, body up and down? What was the texture - hard, slimy, soft?

DD's picture

Spoofus absurdicus

I think this is Spoofus absurdicus, apparently they make very good eating but are a bit hard to swallow.

DD

christine970S's picture

I think you nailed it there.

I think you nailed it there.

jeremyr's picture

spoofus

my grandad once caught one of these, apparently. It was a foot long and its stomach was full of christmas decorations

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stevegregory's picture

Agreed Spoofus

Agreed Spoofus - but not sure of the species :-)

DD's picture

Spoofus absurdicus

probably subsp. 'photoshopii'

DD

Amadan's picture

Once is funny

Twice is a waste of kilobytes.

thehedgelayer's picture

So you can kid a kidder.

Sorry for the embarrassing error.

Amadan's picture

We've all been there!

In my case, a carved short-eared owl up a 30-ft pole near Whixall Moss, many years ago.