A giant mushroom was found by a resident of Argos Orestikos in western Macedonia. The rare mushroom, weighing more than 8kg, was found by local Michalis Lalos, when he visited the region. He simply stumbled across the mushroom and collected it. In total, the mushroom weighs 8kg and 150 grams.
Michael Lalos and the giant mushroom. Image: ert.gr
The area is known for its dozens of mushroom species though the recent find was rare due to its size. Last year, Nikos Panayiotopoulos, another lover of wild mushrooms, found a calvatia gigantea mushroom in the region, which weighed 4,230 kilograms.