Sunday, July 19, 2009

A very evil jungle plant....

Doesn't this plant look just beautiful and green?

Don't let what appears to be soft green leaves deceive you! This is an evil plant that eats hands, arms, feet and legs! Whether it was cutting grass for the elephants, or riding on Pak Boon in the jungle .... this plant seemed to jump out and grab me!

A close up view of this plant's branches ... loaded with tiny razor sharp blades that not only slash the skin causing sores that take weeks to heal, but once they cut the skin, they then break off the plant and lodge themselves in the skin as well. Only one way to get them out..... painstakingly pulling them out one, by one, by one!

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