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What Happens When a Family Tells Patch About Their Giant Mushroom?

News reports far and wide pick up on the story.

When Glenn Key this week, he became one of the most sought-after stories in Rochester Hills.

Key, who discovered the "Calvatia Gigantea" on Sunday morning, said he was having fun with the fame. 

“It kind of feels like a big, water-saturated Nerf Ball," Key wrote. "We learned that these can be found in early autumn across a wide expanse of the U.S., but they must be quite rare. My brother is a retired wildlife biologist and he was completely unaware of them."

On Tuesday, the day after his story hit Patch, WXYZ came out for a video interview. Stories in The Oakland Press and Detroit Free Press followed. 

Later in the week, blogs and news services across the country picked up the story. A country radio station in Daytona Beach told the Keys' story on air under the "Just In Case You Are Wondering" section. And a blog called "Doubtful News" posted the story under the headline: "Slice It Up and Saute it in Butter"

Here's are links to the stories about the mushroom, which put Rochester Hills on the map this week:

In the meantime, others offered up photos of their mushroom discoveries. The Mir family of Rochester Hills shared their photos of a duo of giant mushrooms that they discovered.

Ruthann Bajorek September 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
In a location I try to keep to myself, I find one of these most years. They're delicious sauted in butter -- but my husband doesn't trust them and won't even consider eating them.
Joseph Savard September 02, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I presently have three of them in my backyard in Lake Orion. They seem to have admirers in the animal kingdom.
Kristin Bull (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 12:41 AM
That's pretty funny, Ruthann :)
Laura Moggio September 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I see several of those mushrooms every year in my parent's yard in Oakland Township. Very common sight for me!

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