We found it in the backyard. Anyone know what it is? I thought it might be a puffball, but it doesn't puff. Chase thought it might be a decaying soccer ball, but it is stuck fast to the ground. We're afraid to touch it.
Here's a close up. I'm not sure if those pock marks mean something was snacking on it.
This is the size comparison. Sierra is probably average size for an 8 year old.
I'm a little afraid. What if we fall asleep and it takes over?
Update: According to comments on my daughter's blog from ~*~The Family~*~ and my own dear sister, this is indeed a puffball! Go figure. I didn't think they could get so big. So of course I had to look it up and found info from local Wild Man Steve Brill. (Dad, I'm not eating it. If you want to, you are welcome to collect it.) Ours must still be slightly damp from all the rain we had, because it acted more like leather covered Styrofoam when we poked it. Thanks for the help in identifying this!