A Sharp Eye

Modern Pioneer - - Cactus -

It might sound ob­vi­ous, but the best way to avoid cac­tus is to pay at­ten­tion. Since my doc­tor’s of­fice visit more than nine years ago, I can count on one hand the num­ber of times I’ve been poked. Cac­tus can be very dif­fi­cult to see, so when walk­ing, slow down. I of­ten stop and check the area around my feet and scan the area out in front of me.

When crawl­ing on hands and knees, re­mem­ber to oc­ca­sion­ally cast your gaze down­ward to see what you’re about to put your hands and knees in. Lastly, be­fore em­bark­ing on a trip to a for­eign land­scape, take time to re­search the type of cac­tus you’ll en­counter. Study pic­tures of the plants, and fa­mil­iar­ize your­self with how each species looks.

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