• Update on weirdness

    Update on site issues: (1. replies now need a title *and* something in the message box, 2. certain links are causing strange pop-ups on Apple devices, and 3. Some folks can't type anything into the text box.) Basically, a series of unfortunate events set us back on testing. We'll get to it as soon as we can, and hopefully things can get fixed by this weekend if not before.  More info: https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/site-problems-more-info/


Home Canada

'Death cap' mushroom sends Victoria forager to hospital

  • arikara (871 posts)
    Profile photo of arikara Donor

    'Death cap' mushroom sends Victoria forager to hospital

    A Victoria mushroom picker is seriously ill after eating one of the world’s most deadly fungi. The forager picked the ‘death cap’ — or Amanita phalloides mushroom — in a Victoria yard a few days ago, according to Island Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Stanwick.

    The unidentified person was admitted to Victoria Hospital but was subsequently transferred to Edmonton for additional treatment.

    “They’re not called death caps for nothing,” said Stanwick. “This is not a mushroom that is indigenous and I think a lot of people are unaware this potential [danger] is out there.”



    glinda, PADemD, em77 and 1 otherAlkene like this

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.