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blobs on road

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Message 1 - posted by puffinus (U14163177) , Oct 6, 2009

what am I seeing? when out walking a few days ago I came across something I couldn't identify. It was on an upland Irish road and this isn't the first time I've seen it. I have also seen this stuff in more than one location.
It looks like frogspawn, but without the dots. It is opaque, odourless and sometimes in the shape of a poo (up to 10 cm in length and 2 cm across) or sometimes in a blob about the volume of half an egg cup. It can sometimes be at the verge of the road. It is not in water and it has the consistency of wallpaper paste.

I don't remember seing it in summer, but I might be mistaken there.
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Message 2 - posted by PatMul (U5535026) , Oct 6, 2009

Is it on tarmac, gravel, or grass? It sounds a bit like some slime moulds.
What part of Ireland are you? (I'm Louth)

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Message 3 - posted by The Artful Codger (U5413077) , Oct 11, 2009

Hi, I have just posted on Martins blog re this slime - I live on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and recently found some of this in my garden.
I am absolutely mystified and look forward to an answer.

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Message 4 - posted by The Artful Codger (U5413077) , Oct 11, 2009

Furthemore, We have the mysterious slime on the tree (re Autumnwatch) and now we have it in the counterside, our gardens - in fact - all over the place!
Do you all remember the "Horror" film The Blob?
(tongue firmly in cheek)

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Message 5, Oct 11, 2009

This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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Message 6 - posted by PatMul (U5535026) , Oct 12, 2009

How insulting of you rabbitstoe! steam.

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Message 7 - posted by U5821623 (U5821623) , Oct 12, 2009

oh it is now hidden. i was going to saw the same thing about it being so very insulting. not that i would expect anything else from rabbits toe. it is this kind of contributor that ruins a messageboard and give we british such a bad reputation abroad.

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Message 8 - posted by rabbitstoe (U14105200) , Oct 12, 2009

Interested Reader
oh it is now hidden. i was going to saw the same thing about it being so very insulting. not that i would expect anything else from rabbits toe. it is this kind of contributor that ruins a messageboard and give we british such a bad reputation abroad.

What on earth was so insulting about it??? All I did was make a light-hearted comment on it perhaps being froth off a glass of Guinness. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would object or why the BBC have upheld the objection & taken it off. It's bizarre!
I am the one insulted with the comments from PatMul (the guy who has a go at people who are not as literate as he is, how's that for discrimination & bigotry?)& the incredibly pompous & arrogant Interested Reader. And I am as much appalled by the behaviour of many Brits abroad as any other decent Brit. Pat Mul & Interested Reader, it's attitudes such as yours that supports the odious PC Brigade in this country, the same organisation who are destroying the very fabric of our society with their control over all we say & do. Democracy & freedom of speech are all but dead in Britain today thanks to people like you.

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