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No - it was planted by the USFS to discourage HAZ users from experiencing the wilderness.... :GB:rushthezeppelin wrote:While plowing through tons of the stuff on our Upper Peter's Canyon Loop, tewa and I started wondering if catclaw is native to the area or if it is an introduced species that has run rampant. Anybody know for sure?
If you had been carrying the Extractor snake bit kit you could have sucked it out at the time and saved a lot of pain and suffering.. :bigth:rally_toad wrote:After going on the JF-Fish Creek loop with the Supes HAZ wrecking crew, I had a small catclaw thorn stuck in my finger for at least a week, it would not come out.
The last place I dug a catclaw hook from would have been really hard to reach with an extractor, unless I had a really brave volunteer.SuperstitionGuy wrote:If you had been carrying the Extractor snake bit kit you could have sucked it out at the time and saved a lot of pain and suffering..
Is this the segue to merge this with the hiking nekkid thread?The last place I dug a catclaw hook from would have been really hard to reach with an extractor, unless I had a really brave volunteer.
Why does it need protection? My god the stuff grows like wildfire and it protects itself pretty well, I just can't see it needing our help to survivewritelots wrote:Here in Pima County, it's actually a protected species - if you rip one out while you're building your house, you have to plant 2 more in it's place. Hard to imagine it needs our protection - it seems to have a pretty effective home security system.