Out on a warm sunny day, Christian Therrien went for a drive to one of his favourite locations near Fernie.
What he found when he was there was stunning.
“Normally when I am here I find mushrooms. I have found a lot of five and 10 pound mushrooms, but when I came upon this one I was shocked. There was lots of laughing and screaming,” says Therrien. What he came upon was a huge 57.4 pound puffball mushroom.
Therrien recalls the last biggest mushroom found in the area was years ago, and weighed just under 25 pounds.
“This is the first time I have ever seen one this big, it is absolutely amazing,” he says. After taking plenty of photos and sharing the sight of this massive mushroom with friends and family Christian says he will return the mushroom to where he found it, to allow it to let the spores spread.
Christian and his wife Mimi intend on looking into whether this mushroom is a record breaker.