A Pudelpointer and mushrooms: A different path to earning Mushroom of the Week

Bodo, a mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, helped Sean Porter to earn Mushroom of the Week honors.

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Bodo, the mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, and his work.

Bodo, the mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, and his work.

Provided by Sean Porter

Bodo, the mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, earned Sean Porter MOTW honors.

“He loves a good hike in the woods,” Porter messaged.

That’s something a little different. The American Kennel Club describes Pudelpointers, a cross between a poodle and a pointer, as “a calm, self-controlled, versatile gun dog with a distinct hunting instinct.”

That’s a dog that deserves the full-length view.

The full view of Bodo, the mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, and his work.

The full view of Bodo, the mushroom-hunting Pudelpointer, and his work.

Provided by Sean Porter

Normally, Mushroom of the Week, the celebration of mushrooms around Chicago outdoors, runs in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. But so many interesting submissions have been coming this fall that I added a special Wednesday edition, at least for this week or so.

Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).

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