“It was basically just one of nature’s nice surprises,” Colin Craig-Brown explained to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand. “Experienced no thought it was developing there, and I don’t know how lengthy he was there, simply because I was going for walks over the leading of him all previous cucumber season.”
Though the Craig-Browns are nonetheless waiting around for an update from the Guinness E-book of Environment Records, Doug has by now lost a kilogram in the freezer, where he is being for the meantime.
“He is delighted in the freezer,” Craig-Brown informed Radio New Zealand’s Jesse Mulligan. “Pull him out every now and then chuck him in the sunshine and enable him see the outside world.”
Nevertheless, Doug’s existence alone was at first a little bit of a shock, as the couple failed to set out to mature a big potato at all — and his physical appearance is also alternatively peculiar, with Craig-Brown describing him as a “horrible-searching matter.”
“I didn’t know what he was till I jammed the back garden fork into him and dragged him out of the floor and gave him a bit of a scratch and a poke and tasted him,” Craig-Brown reported.
A large potato sits on a toy truck at Donna and Colin Craig-Browns residence.
The curiosity in Doug has been enormous and fairly unanticipated, foremost to a “crazy” week for the Craig-Browns.
“At the time we might dug him up and all people experienced a glance and a poke and a fiddle and a squeeze and all that kind of thing, we showed him all-around and put him on Fb, it just went a small little bit silly,” Craig-Brown reported. “They get in touch with it viral.”
At the time Doug’s superstar dies down, the strategy is to change him into some vodka, in a go Colin suggests is a “fitting departure.”
“We’ll have a wake for him and we are going to all toast Doug with the vodka that I’m heading to make out of him,” he reported.