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Odd mushroom circles popping up by the dozens

POSTED: 02:25 PM EDT Aug 22, 2013    UPDATED: 07:06 AM EDT Aug 23, 2013 
Brent Watts | WDBJ7 Meteorologist

Mushroom rings or "fairy rings" are a just as mysterious today as they were thousands of years ago. Perhaps because their "roots," so to speak, start underground. The wet summer months have enhanced the amount of spores growing underground, and the mushrooms that come along with them.

Mushroom circles spotted growing in one family's yard
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 Alan Novitsky noticed these mushrooms growing in a circle in his neighbor's yard in Vinton, VA.

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