Strawberry Hedgehog

Red Rocks, NV, January, 2007

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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 4, 2008 11:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Good catch!

It's a Strawberry Hedgehog.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jan 5, 2008 11:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good catch!

Thanks Anya...how common? Really caught my attention. Edible? We bought some cacti at Wholefoods before we returned home....we always enjoy it in restaurants, rarely get a chance to fix it at home. Cheers.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 5, 2008 3:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Good catch!

They are pretty common. Their fruits are edible and sweet, but I never tried. I leave them for wildlife and just stick to the strawberries ;) Cheers.

BazZ

BazZ - Jan 5, 2008 5:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Good catch!

I think you better don't catch.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jan 5, 2008 5:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good catch!

You are right Bazz, it is well protected, longer and stonger than most it appeared. They all hurt, I speak from experience. Cheers.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 5, 2008 5:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Good catch!

Ha, ha, I'm so used to having cactus spines in my body after hiking in the desert that sometimes I don't find individual spines until a few days later. But one day I tripped below Moapa Peak, fell full force and "impaled" one of my hands into a red barrel cactus. That was something else! It took a few days before I could move my fingers again.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jan 5, 2008 5:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good catch!

you made me cringe....

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