Mystery Root

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Date Photo Taken: August 12, 2011
Location: Marietta, GA
Posted By: smog515


This was picked up by my dog. The way the tail was moving while coming out of its mouth made me think it was a dead animal at first. Found in the dirt, dark area. Feels just like rubber, almost squishy, but when cut, it looks like a potato of some kind. The crooked ‘tail’ is hairy to the point that it looks like a tail. What the heck is it?


  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    It looks like a wild burdock root.

    August 13th, 2011 at 1:38 pm
  2. Sarah Unregistered says:

    None of the pictures I found on-line of burdock root even resemble this at all. The on-line pictures are all of thin roots. This is about 8 inches long and is about 3″ in diameter.

    August 14th, 2011 at 11:17 am
  3. Paula Unregistered says:

    Possibly a dahlia root?

    September 1st, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  4. Sarah Unregistered says:

    To Paula – you may be on to something. Didn’t find any exact photos, but very close. Thanks.

    September 2nd, 2011 at 6:19 am

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