On Saturday, April 24, 2004, this bizarre fungus - at least we think it's a fungus - was spotted covering part of this tree stump in the Lexington Cemetery. It's day-glo orange, pulpy with a gelatinous surface, and white foam congealed around the top.
We did a quick Google search for "orange fungus" and didn't find anything that seemed to match the mystery muck. The closest thing we found to it was Cedar Apple Rust, a fungus that creates small (not enormous) orange growths on leaves (not stumps) on Cedar Apple trees (which this tree is not).
Anyone out there have any identification of this strange and frightening goo?