Snake eggs? Iguana eggs? Pod people?
Cynthia Patton didn't know what to make of the white, round objects that looked eggs and were resting in her flower pot.
Patton discovered the organic objects Tuesday while gardening in her Bonita Springs yard.
“I was struck by the red color,” she said.
Upon closer examination, Patton saw something that she had never seen before. These small approximately 1-inch-wide objects seemed to be
“blooming” a red-substance.
Patton and her husband, John, assumed they were some sort of reptile eggs.
When they observed the objects on Wednesday, one of them had “hatched” into a red, spherical, sponge-like object.
“It looks like a soccer-ball with perfect hexagonal patterns,” Cynthia Patton said of the object that emerged from the shell.
The organic substance was attracting a number of flies and other insects that fed on it. Later that day, the red object withered, until it rested in
the flower pot like a deflated baloon.
The following evening, another “egg bloomed.”
Patton speculated that the objects were snake eggs or iguana eggs. But Jonee Miller, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist at the Conservancy of
Southwest Florida, said the objects were not animal. Miller examined photos sent to her from The Banner.
“Those are not animal eggs, or eggs of any kind,” said Miller, who speculated they were some sort of fungus.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I have never really seen anything like this. Is there any Fungi experts out their that can possibly ID this strange thing?