Monday, September 20, 2010

Teddy Bear Cholla


Don’t let the name fool you. This cactus is anything but soft and cuddly.

12 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice. Never seen one of these up close.

Small City Scenes said...

I will stand back and watch them from afar.
Interesting looking though. MB

SRQ said...

Yes, they looking interesting from afar. Love the saguaro standing tall in the background.

Sharon said...

Makes you wonder how it got it's name.

Randy said...

Been there! Don't back up, that's for sure. Have a great week.

Kathy said...

I never knew there was a cholla by that name! Yes, staying far away sounds like a good idea.

Rob and Mandy said...

The name is well chosen though. Still prefer a real one.

Jarart said...

I have gotten too close to one of these. No fun.

Brian Miller said...

they are pretty cool looking but think i will keep my hands to myself...smiles.

JM said...

I love cacti and these are fantastic but I think I've only seen this species in photos or movies...

Brenda's Arizona said...

OUCH.
That is all I know of these chollas. Whoever thought they looked like a teddy bear didn't know the real story... :-)

lizziviggi said...

Oh no! I think I would be overwhelmed with the temptation to give it a cuddle!