A Starkholmes man was bowled over to discover a giant mushroom had sprung up in his garden following the heavy rain.
Robert Evans was amazed by the impressive fungi, which measured almost two feet across.
“It just seemed to pop up out of nowhere,” he said.
“I hadn’t been in the garden for a while because of all the rain.
“I have certainly never seen a mushroom that big before - it looked more like a snow ball.”
Robert’s wife, Mariangela, being Italian loves mushrooms and she and her mother, Teresina Vettori, whipped up some tasty fritters with it.