Anyone know anything about berries? Because I think my sons friend is playing with poison ones.
My sons friend was over today, they are both four years old. They were playing out in the yard, I had to run in to get some sunscreen so I told them to sit on the beck steps, I went into the kitchen when I heard Tate (my son) yell "dont touch that!", so I go running outside and my sons friend had walked over to the back of the yard by the woods and was picking these red berries that grow back there. I know about most plants that grow in the area, but I have never known what these ones are called, all I know is that they grow everywhere in the area and when I was little, I had strict orders to never touch them, that they were poisonous and could kill, and I've taught my kids the same. So I quickly made him drop them and scrubbed his hands, made sure he hadn't eaten any, he said he wasn't going to eat them, he was just going to play with them because they bounce. I told him they were poisonous and he should never touch them, he told me that his day camp counselor lets him play with them all the time, they grow at the camp and she and him throw them at each other and squish them on the ground. I asked what kind of berry she said they were, he said that she told the kids that she didn't know what they were. Does anyone know what kind of berries these are and if they are poisonous? For some reason, its not letting me post a photo, but heres a website that has a picture that looks just like them: https://my.qoop.com/store/Let-Nature-In-Gifts---Digital-Art-and-More-595958bf3d4bc0399ea3d97811e261ccbea3edaa/European-Nightshade-showing-red-berries-in-Summer-by-Mike-Maniurski-qpps_7911516850076952.MD.jpg,285.333333333,214
I'm calling his parents about it and the camp. Sure, the girl might not know they are poisonous when shes letting the kids play with them, but a counselor responsible for little children should know better then to let the kids play with berries she knows nothing about. I live in upstate NY if area is important.