Rare alien-like mushroom known as Devil's Fingers has emerged in time for Hallowe'en

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A rare alien-like mushroom known as Devil's Fingers has emerged in time for Hallowe'en.<br />
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The bright red fungi gets its name due to its spindly tentacles that protrode from out of the ground like fingers. <br />
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The fungus gives off a rotting flesh-like smell to attract flies and insects which its feeds on.<br />
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Wildlife photographer Chris Hobbs has been searching the New Forest for several years for the elusive mushroom. <br />
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He finally tracked some down after swapping intelligence with a mushroom forager about the whereabouts of another rare type of fungus.