If you stumble across these creepy dead man's fingers while exploring the woods you might be tempted to run in the other direction. There is really isn't a corpse at the other end, of course, so there is no need to be afraid. The deadman's finger fungus (Xylaria polymorpha) just looks like the fingers of the dearly departed. They can be found poking out of leaf litter or crawling out behind dead logs. To learn more about this spooky fungi.(and see more pics) visit Freaky Fungi: Dead Man's Fingers.
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