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Rosa Stolzenberg has her basket outfitted for a morning mushroom hunt. She places the mushrooms in paper bags to preserve their natural quality and carries a small stool for breaks. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A foray into the world of mushrooming

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Mushroom hunting can be a dangerous dabble for the unaware.

Take this comment from a mushroom website:

"Many mushrooms are toxic to the liver and can destroy the liver. Some are lethal and you might as well be looking for rattlesnakes. Don't do it. It's dumb. You not only open yourself to poisoning but there are spiritual entities that you can be opening yourself to that will be embedded in your spirit. Most if not all are malevolent....


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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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