Golden Cholla - I think

Day 12: Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

I nearly backed into this cactus when I was taking a photo - and not paying attention. From what I can work out, it is a Golden Cholla aka Silver Cholla aka Wiggins Cholla aka Cactus Sharpus
Looks like so many arms embracing ??
posted November 14th, 2017  
oh that could have been so painful, a butt full of cactus sharpus
posted November 14th, 2017  
The stories we could tell . . .
posted November 14th, 2017  
...and I believe *all* cholla are "jumping cholla"! NEVER tangle with them! I one had a piece of (such a cute name...) "Teddy Bear Cholla" go through my canvas tennis shoe and lodge in my foot. Didn't have a way to pull it off my shoe and couldn't take off my shoe because it was stuck into my foot! One doesn't forget times like that...I was in my teens!
posted November 14th, 2017  
Haha, I could just imagine you sitting on this Terry!
posted November 14th, 2017  
Would give a nasty surprise if you backed into it.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Lucky yo did not, it would have been a big mistake!
posted November 15th, 2017  
Wow and I thought our Scotch Thistles were nasty. Looks very nasty.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Oh what a prickly problem :)
posted November 15th, 2017  
It looks lethal :)
posted November 15th, 2017  
That could have ended very badly.
posted November 15th, 2017  
not one to back into!
posted November 15th, 2017  
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