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2013-05-15 11:59:36 PM  
You weren't kidding, stubby. My just wondering how it happened. Was the rocket pack thrust roo great.
 
2013-05-16 12:01:02 AM  
Cholla is pure evil.
 
2013-05-16 12:03:31 AM  
Poor little guy. I'm glad he got some help.
 
2013-05-16 12:08:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Poor little guy. I'm glad he got some help.


This^

/nice work, people
//I still hate all of you, though
 
2013-05-16 12:28:56 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: still hate all of you, though


:-(
 
2013-05-16 12:39:54 AM  
Hello, my name is Wile E Coyote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kUXz_J5WkA
 
2013-05-16 12:41:57 AM  
It's funny (strange) how much cactus can truly suck. It's just a spiny plant, but damn...out on a hike one time my dog stepped on a prickly pear that stuck in her paw. When flipping her paw didn't work, her only remaining option was to get it off with her mouth. So then it stuck in her tongue and lips. She used a paw to get it off her mouth, and got it stuck in her paw again...fark. I went to help her, but what were my options? I didn't have pliers or gloves or anything useful nearby, so I just gingerly grabbed that bastard with my fingertips. Which hurt.

farking plant.

/CSB
 
2013-05-16 12:45:56 AM  
Relevant:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQfyT4H_NPw">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=dQfyT4H_NPw
 
2013-05-16 12:47:40 AM  
Are those actually chollas? I'm seeing a distinct lack of Sharpie on them.
 
2013-05-16 12:49:32 AM  

Bane of Broone: Are those actually chollas? I'm seeing a distinct lack of Sharpie on them.


Bwahaha~!!
 
2013-05-16 12:50:07 AM  
My ex gf endo'd into a prickly pear cactus patch while we were mountain biking.  It was like she landed in shaved glass...took at least an hour to get enough slivers off her and then out of my gloves before we could head back.  And months later we were still finding little shards in the bed.  We decided that that stupid plant's defense system was WAY in excess of what it needed.
 
2013-05-16 12:52:38 AM  
MEEP MEEP!
 
2013-05-16 12:55:24 AM  

Abox: My ex gf endo'd into a prickly pear cactus patch while we were mountain biking.  It was like she landed in shaved glass...took at least an hour to get enough slivers off her and then out of my gloves before we could head back.  And months later we were still finding little shards in the bed.  We decided that that stupid plant's defense system was WAY in excess of what it needed.


It's also part of it's reproductive system!
 
2013-05-16 12:56:43 AM  

DarkLancelot: Abox: My ex gf endo'd into a prickly pear cactus patch while we were mountain biking.  It was like she landed in shaved glass...took at least an hour to get enough slivers off her and then out of my gloves before we could head back.  And months later we were still finding little shards in the bed.  We decided that that stupid plant's defense system was WAY in excess of what it needed.

It's also part of it's reproductive system!


So it's a legal firm.  A bunch of little pricks
 
2013-05-16 12:57:03 AM  
That's just....awwwwwww.

Poor puppy! Bet he never goes within a mile of a cholla again.
 
2013-05-16 01:00:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-16 01:07:35 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: still hate all of you, though

:-(


I'm grumpy

/but I do make exceptions
 
2013-05-16 01:14:55 AM  

puffy999: [i.imgur.com image 641x1234]


Cats, man.  Just... cats.
 
2013-05-16 01:15:42 AM  

puffy999: [i.imgur.com image 641x1234]


What a fakir.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:57 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Cholla is pure evil.


Yes it is.  We have some in our yard, and there are no gloves thick enough to pick up the fallen bits.  And god forbid if you step on one, you have to just scrape your shoe against concrete for a half hour.  And doubly god forbid in your dog runs through the fallen bits chasing a cat.  That dog is out of commission for the next few hours trying to get that out (as is the owner/moi).
 
2013-05-16 01:22:18 AM  
Sadly, six months after being freed from the cactus the coyote returned the favor by killing Samaritan's pet.
 
2013-05-16 01:23:02 AM  
Cute story and all, but I really wish city slickers would stop treating coyotes like dogs. They are not dogs, and you do not want them in your neighborhood.
 
2013-05-16 01:23:03 AM  

Buffco: Sadly, six months after being freed from the cactus the coyote returned the favor by killing Samaritan's pet.


Wow. I can't grammar. Stupid phone.
 
2013-05-16 01:23:25 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: still hate all of you, though

:-(

I'm grumpy

/but I do make exceptions


((((((HUG))))))
 
2013-05-16 01:28:05 AM  
Less than an hour ago, my brother told me about one day he was riding ATVs with the neighbor, and they watched a squirrel run out in front of them right into a cholla cactus. He said it froze the squirrel in place. They had to knock the cholla off with a stick. Mr. Squirrel was pissed, and blamed them.

My dog escaped our yard once, and came back with a cholla stuck to her underbelly. After that experience she stays in the yard.
 
2013-05-16 01:42:13 AM  
Wile E. Coyote, Jr., SOOPER GENIUS
 
2013-05-16 01:44:20 AM  
From the headline, I expected this to be a story about some guy who fell off a cliff, maybe making a very quiet sounding impact when he hit.
 
2013-05-16 01:45:23 AM  
Hiked the desert many, many times. Got needles wedged on the inside of my ankle (right on that round bone).

Had to be assisted back to camp where we used pliers to pull them out. A solid 1/2 inch of needle was jammed under the skin. Yes, it hurt like hell even AFTER the bastards were out.
 
2013-05-16 02:00:50 AM  

Spaced Lion: Cute story and all, but I really wish city slickers morons would stop treating coyotes like dogs. They are not dogs, and you do not want them in your neighborhood.


FTFY. Coyote's are not nice, not fun and not friendly little woodland animals.

/Teach me to try the peanut butter trick with that biatch again.
 
2013-05-16 02:06:51 AM  

Spaced Lion: Cute story and all, but I really wish city slickers would stop treating coyotes like dogs. They are not dogs, and you do not want them in your neighborhood.


Meh, I remember my grandfather giving the same complaint in the early 70's, so I don't think its going to stop.
That said, he was concerned about the coyotes, I sense your concern is a little different.
Saw one on my way to school this am, haven't seen any for a couple of weeks.
 
2013-05-16 02:08:03 AM  

puffy999: [i.imgur.com image 641x1234]


That looks impressive until you realize that the reason it's up there is because it's stuck.
 
2013-05-16 02:11:01 AM  

SearchN: Spaced Lion: Cute story and all, but I really wish city slickers morons would stop treating coyotes like dogs. They are not dogs, and you do not want them in your neighborhood.

FTFY. Coyote's are not nice, not fun and not friendly little woodland animals.

/Teach me to try the peanut butter trick with that biatch again.


At least they don't have scratchy tongues like cats do.
 
2013-05-16 02:23:52 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: That looks impressive until you realize that the reason it's up there is because it's stuck.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029555/How-did-The-scaredy- ca t-got-stuck-cactus--escape-LION.html

Or:

images.encyclopediadramatica.se
 
2013-05-16 02:25:54 AM  

Spaced Lion: Cute story and all, but I really wish city slickers would stop treating coyotes like dogs. They are not dogs, and you do not want them in your neighborhood.


Truth! Although I doubt you will ever be rid of them if they have already established themselves in your area. I'm outside of town, so only a mass extinction event could keep them away.
 
2013-05-16 03:38:04 AM  
Sappy tag would've been more appropriate.... Nice people to help the little guy out.
 
2013-05-16 03:44:33 AM  
 My ex gf endo'd into a prickly pear cactus patch while we were mountain biking.  It was like she landed in shaved glass...took at least an hour to get enough slivers off her and then out of my gloves before we could head back.  And mWonths later we were still finding little shards in the bed.  We decided that that stupid plant's defense system was WAY in excess of what it needed.

I had a nasty (though not as bad) mountain biking an prickly pear incident too.
Allow me to first apologize for the shoddy narration,  I had written this story just before now, completely, but lost it somehow and don't feel like repeating the whole thing.
Where: Aliso Woods Canyon (SoCal) after descending Cholla trail I was making my way back to the top of the world via a fire trail
What: I must have ridden over a prickly pear's pear at a fair clip an that sucker did half a wheel rotation.  then flew up into my calf. Try as I might I could not pull it out of my calf. So i sat on the trail, fixed the flat it obviously caused and waited for a cyclist with pliers to roll by, some time later one did and he was able to pull if out, though it took quite a bit of effort.  I tell ya what, those barbs (especially the bigger ones) are serious business. Likewise I would swear there was more going on there than a simple puncture woundof ; it sure burned more that a plain puncture wound could, regardless of gauge.

\TLDR: So a prickly pear's pear (the pad) was mysteriously on my trail. My rear wheel grabbed it and flung it into my calf. Flatted the rear and the barb(s) was/were in deeply enough that I couldn't remove it without pliers. Even with the pliers and outside assistance it was a taxing chore. Those guys suck.

\\when I was 3 or 4 or so I fell into a cactus patch in grandpa's backyard, I'm told. many dozens (if not hundred(s) of spines all over my body. Took uncles and dad and grandpa hours to remove them.
\\\thank God I was too young to remember.
 
2013-05-16 03:45:59 AM  
Above comment is directed at  Abox. That is to say it was a direct response to his comment.
 
2013-05-16 03:49:23 AM  
Cholla is pure farking evil but the best damn natural fence you can have. I live in a area that has cholla lining the roads and kinda in a shape of a fence around my house. There's gaps but if you weren't careful it wouldn't matter at all. Live near 10 prisons, so if anyone escapes and heads my way, I'm not too worried. If the razor wire at the prisons didn't deter them the cholla jumping on them sure as hell will.

CSB:
Had some family from Missouri visit back in the late 80's they never seen it before and one of their kids said the AZ version of "hold my beer" of "It's so fuzzy!" while reaching to pet the cactus. Took an hour and 3 people working with tweezers and a magnifying glass to get most of the stickers out.
 
2013-05-16 04:54:11 AM  
Back when i was much younger and in the army, we were in the field and got "attacked" at around 2 in the morning. I had just gotten of ops duty and was next on watch. (yea 24 hour ops on a the man team). They attacked as I was shifting the guard point and carrying the 60(amazing what you can spot in nvg's that are missed in daylight). The net result was me, the 60 and a belt took a tumble into a huge cluster of the variety they have in southern Colorado (this variety does not look fuzzy or furry, but looks like something that Spanish inquisitors might call overkill). The extra weight of the weapon and ammo helped to throw me in there. While what I was saying at the time is a bit sketchy for me (hey I was preoccupied at the moment), the general consensus at the time was it was an explosion of profanity that was a moment to make soldiers young and old proud and a momentous occasion in 4th ID history. They ended up called endex on our activities and the medics and our motorpool folks came up with a method to extract me. Boom wrecker, eye bolts and plywood "shop flooring" were involved while I played the how long can you stay motionless game. The pulled over a hundred needles out of my arms, back, legs and feet (punched right through my boot leather). I was still pulling needles a long time later as they'd work their way through the skin and tissue.

Almost twenty years later and I will still scold my if she so much as looks at a cactus when plant shopping.

/the needles are bad but not as bad as infection caused by the toxic shiat on the needles.
 
2013-05-16 04:57:38 AM  

Gyrfalcon: That's just....awwwwwww.

Poor puppy! Bet he never goes within a mile of a cholla again.


In Arizona? Good luck with that.

Also, the cholla is also known as the jumping cactus. Get too close to one and BAM! Just catching one needle on your shirt can pull off a piece and then it gets embedded into your clothes or skin. Phoenix isn't so bad because nobody wants those things in their yard, but Tucson is lousy with them because so many people keep the natural, native plants around.

Cholla is the debil!

/those pics of the poor puppy are heartbreaking.
 
2013-05-16 05:06:58 AM  
That should read 3 man team./stupid phone
 
2013-05-16 05:08:19 AM  
Aaand wife not my if
 
2013-05-16 05:16:57 AM  
Also learned that while Army medics are trained for a bewildering variety of ways a soldier can get wounded/injured, big ass cactus patch/human pin cushion is not covered in their training.
 
2013-05-16 06:05:48 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: From the headline, I expected this to be a story about some guy who fell off a cliff, maybe making a very quiet sounding impact when he hit.


I was hoping for someone stalking a stripper with roller skates.
 
2013-05-16 07:19:03 AM  
Now I feel bad for laughing at the poor puppy. He really did look like Wile E. Coyote, though.
 
2013-05-16 08:30:44 AM  
something to add to this:
http://www.torinfo.com/justforlaughs/coyote_v_acme.html
 
2013-05-16 08:40:05 AM  
Thanks to alert bystanders, the coyote will soon recover, and hopefully go on to enjoy a long, successful cat-hunting career. Win/win.
 
2013-05-16 08:56:25 AM  

Abox: My ex gf endo'd into a prickly pear cactus patch while we were mountain biking.  It was like she landed in shaved glass...took at least an hour to get enough slivers off her and then out of my gloves before we could head back.  And months later we were still finding little shards in the bed.  We decided that that stupid plant's defense system was WAY in excess of what it needed.


It's not just defense. Spines are actually modified leaves, which help them get moisture. That's why they have so much; the surface area will capture quite a bit of dew (since it only flash floods if they get any rain at all where they are) and supply the plant with a drink.

Just fyi. :)
 
2013-05-16 09:00:31 AM  

Buffco: Sadly, six months after being freed from the cactus the coyote returned the favor by killing Samaritan's pet. was shot by someone as soon as it was spotted.


FTFY

/around here, people sit waiting for one to show pretty much
//then they hang their carcasses on fences
 
2013-05-16 09:45:11 AM  
nice find, subby
 
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