Treebeard has been keeping an eye on this whopper of a 'shroom the past couple of days. Currently, it measures 49 cm across, 24 cm deep. (you can divide by 2.54 if you want to convert to inches...)
It is growing near the base of a dead sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua).
From a distance for a little perspective.
From a bit closer to appreciate the fact that it has absorbed the fence.
And finally, right along the edge to note the ooze.
Something's up with either my monitor or with Hello because these pictures were much sharper before I loaded 'em on the blog. Curious.