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Jumping Cholla, Opuntia bigelovii

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Pieces of jumping cholla ("choya") come off with the spines as they stick in your flesh. Not poisonous, but still bad news. Also called teddy-bear cactus.
Don't even get close

Chemehuevi Range, Sonoran Desert, California

Photo (c) 2008 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy)
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