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This type of fungi does grow around decaying carcasses but the photographer says he staged the picture.
Fungi growing 'out of' dead possum's hand is staged

14 October 2021

What was claimed A picture shows mushrooms growing out of the hand of a dead raccoon. Our verdict The photo is staged, and shows a type of fungi (which does commonly grow around decaying corpses) which has been placed in the paw of a dead possum.

A photo on Facebook claims to show "mushrooms growing from the hand of a dead raccoon".

According to the picture's photographer, the photo is staged. Noah Siegel said on his Facebook page that the fungus pictured is Laccaria masoniae, which often…
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