Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Extreme caution...Desert Barrel Cactus!

One should approach a barrel cactus with extreme caution.  A puncture to human skin from one of the spines is considered a 'dirty wound'.  If the puncture is deep enough to draw blood, antibotics may be needed; & could take up to several months for the wound to heal properly. Barrel cactus plants are one of the more dangerous cacti to humans in the desert.  One should approach a barrel cactus with extreme caution!

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