The South Putnam seventh-grader discovered the prized mushroom, picked it and hurried off to show it to her mother, Darla Thompson.
"I was mowing the yard and saw her coming toward me holding a pop in one hand and her other hand behind her back. I thought isn't that nice she's bringing me a drink," said Darla Thompson. "When she pulled out this huge morel my jaw hit the steering wheel."
The mushroom is soaking in a large tub of saltwater.
"It wouldn't fit in a one gallon pickle jar. I had to buy a tub to put it in to soak," said Thompson.
Once it has soaked all the bugs out the family plans to fry it in butter and flour and eat it.