12 February 2013

Nasty hitchhikers

Ouch!! These nasty Cholla cacti barbs hitched a ride on Miska on our walk in the desert.  She was off leash but even being on leash, my dogs can still get these stuck to their bodies.  Their barbs are like porcupine quills which have a hook at the end. They are NOT nice.

A Cholla stuck to her wrist

Several barbs are stuck on her rear paw as well.

Removing the Cholla with one swift lift using an Afro comb