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Woman returns home to find potatoes had sprouted terrifying meter-long ‘tentacles’

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PIC BY MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED potato plant) woman was left terrified after she returned home after lockdown to find an alien potato plant had taken over her kitchen. Donna Por?e, 22, bought the ?2.25 [EUR2.50] bag of potatoes from her local Super U store in the town of L'Aigle, France back in March, with the intention of cooking them for dinner. However, she fled the flat in a hurry to spent quarantine in the nearby town of Caen with her boyfriend after lockdown restrictions were announced, leaving the bag of potatoes under a shelf in her kitchen. Upon arriving back in L'Aigle three months later in June, she was horrified to find the unassuming bag of potatoes had grown tentacles and taken over her small 22 sq. metre flat. SEE MERCURY COPY.

A woman from France discovered a bag full of potatoes has grown tentacles over the kitchen wall. Donna Porée was terrified of seeing the alien-like spuds with their meter-long tentacles after returning back to her apartment.

22-year-old Poree has bought a bag of potatoes from a supermarket in March which cost around £2.25 ($2.81).

Meanwhile, a nationwide lockdown was were announced so she left her flat in Caen, France. And went to her boyfriend, leaving the veg under a kitchen shelf for quarantine.

On returning home three months later, she was horrified to find the bag had grown tentacles. She said that the potato spread itself across her small 22 sq. meter (236 sq. feet) flat. She told TheSun

As I opened the front door, I noticed a strange shape at the back of the kitchen. As the light was off and shutters down, I didn’t realize it was the potatoes. It was only after opening the shutters that I took note of this extraordinary sight. I was terrified at first, but after realizing what it was I laughed a lot and shared a video of the plant on Snapchat.”

“My friends couldn’t stop laughing. They found the whole situation unbelievable,” she added.

Potato’s shoots had made “holes in the joints” of her kitchen countertop

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She revealed that she spent a couple of hours to remove those tentacles. Porée shared in a tweet that the potato’s shoots had made “holes in the joints” of her kitchen countertop.

“I don’t know if I find it beautiful or if I’m scared but damn it’s super impressive,” a translation of a tweet read.

Her shared pictures online have racked up 195,000 likes and more than 61,000 retweets. From now onwards will continue to cook them in the future instead of keeping them idle. She has even planted the off-cuts in her vegetable patch and is hoping them to regrow. She explained –

“I wanted to extract the bag of potatoes from the counter-top seals, but it wasn’t easy. The shoots had fixed in place in the joints and were difficult to remove.”

“I ended up having to cut some of the shoots out with scissors and I had to fill in the holes they made. I replanted the potatoes in my vegetable patch and today they’re growing once again.”

“I’m eager to see what will come out of the ground.”

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