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OfflineMaverik
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Bay Area Deaths
    #3460263 - 12/07/04 04:59 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead

Mon Nov 29, 9:20 PM ET

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A dangerous type of mushroom growing wild in the Bay Area has left one person dead and three others seriously ill.

Alameda County Health officials say the victims picked the so-called "death cap" mushrooms over the holiday weekend somewhere in the Oakland Hills. All four were hospitalized two days later, and one died Monday afternoon.

The wet weather has produced an explosion of mushrooms, and health officials say you should never take a chance with the fungi.

"It's just taking unnecessary risks to harvest wild mushrooms for consumption when you don't know exactly what you are doing," said Dr. Anthony Iton of the Alameda County Health Department. "This is a devastating illness."

Despite frequent warnings about wild mushrooms, there have been more than 900 cases of mushroom poisoning reported statewide so far this year.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/k...0/lo_kpix/12055

A little over a week old but still a good reminder, be careful out there folks. Know your mushrooms and stay safe.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: Maverik]
    #3460282 - 12/07/04 05:03 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead





I feel very sorry for all of the kids who don't take the time to identify what they are eating. :mad:


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: BitterPill]
    #3460981 - 12/07/04 07:49 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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BitterPill said:
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Maverik said:
Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead





I feel very sorry for all of the kids who don't take the time to identify what they are eating. :mad:




Bitterpill read the last few posts in the quankus suimush hunt thread. He said hes eating 5.2 grams of those shrooms in the pic.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: sui]
    #3461021 - 12/07/04 07:57 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

hahaha bro!


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: sui]
    #3461186 - 12/07/04 08:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Bitterpill read the last few posts in the quankus suimush hunt thread. He said hes eating 5.2 grams of those shrooms in the pic.




tisk tisk.


Edited by BitterPill (12/07/04 08:42 PM)


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: BitterPill]
    #3461190 - 12/07/04 08:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

read the whole thread...


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: Quankus]
    #3461784 - 12/07/04 10:52 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Sucks for them. ;[

Sounds like my friend's friend who picked some LBM and ate them and been throwing up and pooping for 2weeks.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: Cong]
    #3461839 - 12/07/04 11:01 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I'm sorry, but I have no pity for someone dumb enough to eat a wild mushroom without any proper identification. If it wasnt the mushroom that killed him, surely he would have died not too long after from sticking a fork in an electrical socket, or perhaps decapitation by a weed-wacker.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: CanonPants]
    #3461851 - 12/07/04 11:03 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Weed-wackers are painful.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: sui]
    #3461918 - 12/07/04 11:17 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

suimush said:
Quote:

BitterPill said:
Quote:

Maverik said:
Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead





I feel very sorry for all of the kids who don't take the time to identify what they are eating. :mad:




Bitterpill read the last few posts in the quankus suimush hunt thread. He said hes eating 5.2 grams of those shrooms in the pic.




He was kidding. He posted it in a later post. Ididnt read it till after i posted this.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: CanonPants]
    #3462311 - 12/08/04 12:39 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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I'm sorry, but I have no pity for someone dumb enough to eat a wild mushroom without any proper identification. If it wasnt the mushroom that killed him, surely he would have died not too long after from sticking a fork in an electrical socket, or perhaps decapitation by a weed-wacker.




that's very insensitive and uncool. maybe if it was somebody you know you'd think a little differently. yes, it is stupid to do that and i can't conceive it myself, but dude, have a heart...somebody's family and friends are mourning the loss of a loved one and that's nothing short of a shitty thing.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: TODAY]
    #3462337 - 12/08/04 12:47 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

it is bad that he died but it was very stupid of him to eat a wild mushroom but still it does suck cause he cant have fun with good shrooms anymore...


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: BitterPill]
    #3462581 - 12/08/04 01:44 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

BitterPill said:
Quote:

Maverik said:
Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead





I feel very sorry for all of the kids who don't take the time to identify what they are eating. :mad:




They wernt kids they were immigrants from like asia or something like that. There are edible varieties of Amanita where they came from that look just like the Deathcaps. Because they were unexperienced with the different varieties of mushroom that grow here they mistaked the Deathcap for the edible variety that they piked over seas. Its really a sad thing. And just goes to show no matter how experienced you think you are there can allways be mistakes. Safe Hunting everyone. ID everything you consume!


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: sui]
    #3462653 - 12/08/04 02:00 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

andrew, its so hard to picture u at home typing that out. hahaha im stoned.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: Quankus]
    #3462662 - 12/08/04 02:04 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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andrew, its so hard to picture u at home typing that out. hahaha im stoned.




lol iv thought that a couple times when posting something. I get done and im like WOW that really doesnt sound like me.


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Re: Bay Area Deaths [Re: sui]
    #3463851 - 12/08/04 11:46 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

The victims were four southeast Asians. The one who died was a 70 year old woman. She died last Monday (Nov 29). The mushrooms eaten were Amanita phalloides. These people probably thought they were large versions of a Volvariella that is widely cultivated in southeast Asia.

The problem in this case that we should remember is that your mushroom knowledge declines in usefulness rapidly as you go farther from where you normally hunt. In particular, if you go to another continent you are back to being a noob. Even going from the east coast to the west coast (or vice versa) in the US you will find a lot of different mushrooms.

Happy mushrooming!


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