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Balin Shortstuff20 Jun 2013 3:59 p.m. PST
Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 4:04 p.m. PST

I'm waiting for that one to start moving…

morrigan20 Jun 2013 5:05 p.m. PST

Plants like that are just wrong.

Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2013 5:35 p.m. PST

not to worry, just haul up a BRINE truck and douse it with nice, cold CORROSIVE 'seawater'….problem solved!

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 6:04 p.m. PST

The American Southwest has similiar type plants though without the big stem.

The points have some type of neuro-toxin so if a small animal gets poked by one they tend to stop moving and thus the plant feeds it self.

Was out hiking one day and my left arm did get poked by one and the area around where I got poked went numb.

Artraccoon20 Jun 2013 8:55 p.m. PST

TRIFFID!!

I agree with Dances With Words idea!

snurl120 Jun 2013 10:16 p.m. PST

Like these?

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Pointy Faced Aardvark21 Jun 2013 7:01 a.m. PST

Noooo! my parents live in Surrey!

Legion 421 Jun 2013 7:16 a.m. PST

I wouldn't worry about it … unless your parents are sheep ! huh? wink

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 12:26 p.m. PST

@Mithmee
What plants are those? I've lived in the Southwest all my life and spent a fair amount of time out in the wild and have never run into any plant that has the effect that you describe.

Sargonarhes22 Jun 2013 1:14 p.m. PST

I almost expect a song from this.

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