6 days ago
The mystery of the half-missing cholla cactus. Not sure if a bobcat, coyote, or would-be burglar ran into and absconded with half this small cholla behind my house. Not a piece of all the many stems that were broken off are anywhere nearby. I found a rabbit-eaten grass clump a few feet away, so my thinking is a bobcat probably tore after the rabbit and ended up covered in pieces of cholla. This is one way cholla propagate after all — regrowing where they dropped off an animal. But if it were a burglar or snoop, it’s also funny. You can’t remove a piece of this stuck to your jeans without heavy gloves or a stick to pry it off you. I’ve accidentally kicked one a time or two and can testify to how much fun it is.
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Ouch! I stepped on a piece once. Cholla cactus mean business!
I picked a piece off the top of one of those when they were in bloom. I didn't notice all the fine little needles. I'll never do that again. 🤦🏼♀️
Stunning black and white
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