View Full Version : destroying angel

09-12-2014, 12:39 PM
This has nothing to do wth art, other than I plan to draw it. They grow locally an have the name for a reason. "Amanita bisporigera", AKA Destroying angel. Growth over 24 hours. There is probably enough there to kill a hundred people. They're so deadly because stupid people eat them, then get a stomach ache. The stomach ache goes away and they think they survived it. But, it destroys the liver. Unless a spare liver is laying around it's cyanide city, deadsville, light at the end of the tunnel, game over.

D Akey
09-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Man, we had those in my yard as a kid. Knew never to eat any, but never knew they were so bad.

Critical health warning. Yeesh. . .

09-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Yup, they be bad. Soe kids died because of them here back in the 90s. They were inexperienced city kids. High price to pay for a stupid mistake.

09-12-2014, 03:56 PM
boy, those things bring back some memories---i used to routinely dispose of them--they just never seemed to go away--good post and great pictures.

09-13-2014, 05:09 AM
Yes they're persistent, they sure are interesting and pretty though. It's gotten really big this morning. Last night the little people moved in.