When I noticed this mushroom in a forest, it was almost dusk. I nearly thought it to be animal feces because of how dark the environment was due to the dense tree cover. But as soon as I got close enough, I realized it was some kind of mushroom.
I identified it as Galiella rufa, also known as the hairy rubber cup, a species of fungus in the Sarcosomataceae family.
The fruit's body feels rubbery to the touch, and the hairy skin. The surface of the mushroom has a smooth, featherless crater that is orange-pale.
I sliced the mushroom open with a little pointed piece of wood right away since I was curious to see how the inside looked. It was similarly slimy and wet to viewing a jellyfish. I learned that this mushroom is edible from a Wikipedia article, but I have never tasted it.
Is that a fungus, or is it a sausage stabbed with a stick? The mushrooms look like that. Yes, exactly like sausage. The mushroom's common name is the carnival sweet slime mold (Arcyria denudata).
When flicked or even blown, the mushroom has a cottony texture and is dusty. I washed my hands as well as I could when I got my hands on it because it appeared to be quite toxic.