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shin dagger's?

Postby avistar » Jan 02 2006 8:06 pm

has anyone ever heard of shin dagger's? they are a cactus plant that if you step to close to them they dig into youre shin's (AND THEY GET ANOYING) does anyone know the real name for them?
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Agave

Postby tkknc » Jan 02 2006 8:11 pm

Agave
Probably Agave Schottii, depending on where you were hiking.
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Re: Agave

Postby big_load » Jan 02 2006 11:08 pm

tkknc wrote:Agave
Probably Agave Schottii, depending on where you were hiking.


Others go by that common name, but Schott's is the one I'll always remember. My attention was distracted for just a second. OUCH. After backing away, I saw that my pants were unscathed, and the tip that poked me was completely intact, so I kept going. A minute later I looked down to see my entire lower pants leg saturated with blood. I lifted my pants and saw the blood pumping out a nice, neat hole in my shin. Fortunately, 30 seconds of firm pressure was enough to stop it.
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Re: Agave

Postby Al_HikesAZ » Jan 02 2006 11:16 pm

Home run on this one tkknc. :D
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But I hate catsclaw :twisted: . It may not be a shin dagger but it definitely is a shin aggravator..
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Re: Agave

Postby big_load » Jan 02 2006 11:23 pm

al1inaz wrote:But I hate catsclaw


Yep, it's the only plant I've found so far that did real damage to those pants, not to mention the skin underneath. And it grows so dense across the trail.
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Postby avistar » Jan 03 2006 10:08 pm

Thank's to all who replied. i was dear hunting in the whetstone mnt's S.E. of Tucson. they grew in thick patches,had to walk throught them at times. I to ended up with a blood soaked pant leg. :?
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Postby avistar » Jan 03 2006 10:15 pm

Yep! allinaz that was the the pain in my ankle. thank's for the link.
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