Joined: May 2002
|Quote (Henry J @ April 14 2008,20:58)|
|Can deer eat cactus without hurting themselves on the spines? There's a patch of some kind of cactus near the parking lot where I live, and something has taken bites out of some of its flat oval shaped sections. The shape of the missing pieces suggests something with a fairly large mouth, maybe deer sized.|
Yeah, I have seen them do it. Cattle too, even with needles all over their faces. I saw a photo of a steer with pads stuck to his face.
Coyotes are passionate for prickely pear fruit. They get terribly spiked up, and even get diarrhea from the amount of fruit they eat- scat that are merely purple stained mucus and opuntia seeds.
We have junkies, so I see there is no need to feel superior.
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."
L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"