STONE COUNTY, Mo. — A hiker found a massive Chicken of the Woods mushroom in Stone County, Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Conservation posted a photo Friday of Jackson Sifford with the mushroom in southwest Missouri.

Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are layered, fan-shaped and fleshy. They grow in overlapping clusters on dead or dying trees, stumps, buried roots, or living trees. They can be found in Missouri through November.

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