Pro tip: If you need to leave the house for a few months, make sure to clear out your entire kitchen.
On June 12, Twitter user donna9p shared a photo of what happens when you leave a bag of potatoes in the pantry for a few months and forget about them.
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“After 3 months of absence my potatoes decided to push without limit until making holes in the joints,” donna9p wrote in French. She also shared three photos of her potatoes, which are now growing well beyond the limits of their sack.
Many people were perturbed by donna9p’s “scary” potato photos.
“I almost had a heart attack after seeing the images,” one person said.
“It looks like an alien invasion,” another user commented.
“I don’t know if I find it beautiful or if I’m scared but damn it’s super impressive,” a third person noted.
Some users took to the comments to share photos and videos of their own bad experience with overgrown potato roots.
“We are together,” one person said, sharing a photo of their unruly potatoes.
“I had the same thing,” another person commented, along with a video of their overgrown roots.
If you buy a bag of potatoes, make sure to either use them quickly or throw them out before they become sentient.
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