'Cow-pie' mushrooms spell trouble for Va. teen

There are 12 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jul 15, 2008, titled 'Cow-pie' mushrooms spell trouble for Va. teen. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A Virginia teenager is being held in juvenile detention after telling police he was getting high on mushrooms collected from "cow-pies" in pastures.

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steve

Topeka, KS

#23 May 1, 2010
i got ***
Sexy vexy

Hyannis, MA

#24 Aug 20, 2010
Yo a bud and I were just looking for shrooms in cow patties hopfully better luck 2 morow yumyum
JACRUZ

United States

#25 Aug 28, 2010
BClint wrote:
I wonder how much he tipped the cows for the mushrooms.
Wonder what the fine / sentence they will give the cows for supplying him with the shrooms.
Wonder if he rolled over on his suplliers.
SERIOUSLY, man that was funny it kind of made my day.
skipd2004

United States

#26 Sep 11, 2010
Is there a danger of skickness of eat cow patty mushrooms from cattle dung!! are they all the same from grain feed cattle
skipd2004

United States

#27 Sep 11, 2010
is there a danger of eating mushrooms from grain fed catle feild??
To steve

Roanoke, VA

#28 May 25, 2011
You should eat them they are safe to eat and they will give you the best time of your life, lol if you know what i mean.
gavin

Wentzville, MO

#29 Jun 29, 2011
same here Steve I've all ready identified them but how many should i ingest?
The Dude

Bumpass, VA

#30 Jul 3, 2011
Liger knows

gavin, it depends on the type and how much psilocybin is in it.

Eating the wrong kind of mushroom CAN KILL you, it can poison you, it can cause liver failure, and cause all kinds of problems, so if you don't know what you're doing, DON'T JUST GO DO IT!!!!

I know a guy who used to collect a lot of them stick them in panty hose, tie it off and steep it. He would mix it with grape kool aid with extra sugar. He swore that did the samething, and you couldn't taste it. I went with him and could identify the kind that he was looking for, but it's not my bag, and now I'm too old.(that was back in the 70s)

To the vomit comment, probably because from what I understand they taste absolutely horrible, but I've never heard of anyone vomiting from the "right kind." If you're vomiting, you are poisoned and probably go to the emergency room.

Or just don't do it, which is probably the safest route.
morel hunter

United States

#31 Aug 27, 2011
Eating random mushrooms growing on cow shit can be very dangerous. People who hunt mushrooms often have years of experience before actually consuming them. The real danger this dumbass faced was that he had no idea what he was eating. Mushrooms are actually safer than LSD and should not even be remotely compared to acid. Acid has a completely different chemical structure and is a synthetic by-product of ergot. I say "synthetic" because it requires a trained chemist's intervention to isolate it. I love reading these post and seeing people comment on things they will never know or even begin to understand. I really thought that after the invention of the internet, people would really spend more time studying and not passing limited, straw picked judgements. As I said, this kid's mistake is that he didn't know what kind of mushroom he was really eating and its actually a good thing he was stopped because what he was doing was potentially very dangerous to his health. Even a veteran mycologist has been in error and died at least once before. "All mushrooms are edible at least once" - Croatin Moral.
shroom head

New Iberia, LA

#32 Jun 12, 2012
Look shrooms rule
Sceptic

Buena Vista, VA

#33 Jun 15, 2012
Bit too far north for these, If he did eat some they were imported I think.
Kridgellz

Newport News, VA

#34 Aug 27, 2012
Culpeper wrote:
For those of you who aren't aware, "Cow pattie" mushrooms have a hallucinogenic property. It's like taking LSD except you puke first. I sure wouldn't want that teen driving or even walking around with that in his system. Might see the car ahead as an elephant, the road ahead as a river, the pedestrian ahead as a cartoon character.
You don't puke first, youre a dumbass

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