A humorous mycophobia incident

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at ipns.com
Tue Nov 5 01:12:37 EST 2002

While doing research today at The Oregonian, I found the following
article in their old file microfiche files. Thought others might get a
chuckle from it.<G>

>From The Oregonian, July 19, 1981

Mushrooms, cat surprise family

	OLYMPIA (AP) - A plate of mushrooms and a convulsive cat were cause
for panic for an Olympia family.
	A husband, wife and their five children returned from a jaunt in the
woods several days ago with a load of mushrooms, said Ed Manary, a
state fisheries aide.
	After eating the cooked mushrooms, they gave the leftovers to their
	The cat went into convulsions and a veterinarian was telephoned.
	"Forget the cat and get yourselves to the hospial right away," the
vet said, according to Manary.
	All seven rushed to an Olympia hospital where their stomachs were
	Back home they found the cat - healthy, purring and mothering kittens
she had just delivered.

Posted as a courtesy by
Daniel B. Wheeler

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