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would anyone know what this is please.

LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,816

I dug this up yesterday, intact, i have found others but just in the shell form, this one is about the size of a golf ball, the outside looks like a polystyrene ball, inside there is some white hard stuff surrounded by jelly, alien perhaps from another planet or something simple.

Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Not a clue, need a photo, inside and outimage

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Haha - Lyn - just did this meself!!  Only I think I got in first with a bit of self-ridicule - will have to check back.  image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,816

    Oh hel!! What a plonker...



     The water around it is just where i washed the soil off, I have dug up some empty shells, very soft, you know when a chicken lays a soft shell egg? its not brown, thats just soil, its pure white. its still sitting where i left it, jelly still there.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

    Grass snake egg?

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    youll have to let it hatch ,sounds interesting.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    Its a bit early for Grass Snakes to be hatching,August is more the time.My guess is that its an old nest from last year and this might be some kind of 'post egg laying' afterbirth?

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    Verdun, don't be so silly.  Dinosaur eggs are blue.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,368


    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,816


    Looked on internet, it is an embryo of the Stinkhorn fungus.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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