Frankencactus

Bio-terrorist?

A few months ago, I bought a floppy-looking cactus because of its unusual shape and the fact that its surface was covered with little fuzzy-looking dots. It looked almost cuddly.

The fuzzy-looking dots turned out to be clumps of micro-thorns, just waiting for incautious flesh to approach. A month ago, the cactus began to develop somewhat larger clumps that turned out to be more floppy lobes.

I think it's time to be afraid. Very afraid.

photo taken 12-mar-04
photo taken 15-apr-04

photo taken 12-mar-04 photo taken 15-apr-04