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10 things you need to know about jumping cholla

Posted: 11:57 AM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2019-04-23 15:11:46Z
SCARY! 10 things to know about 'flying' cactus
SCARY! 10 things to know about 'flying' cactus
SCARY! 10 things to know about 'flying' cactus

What's more terrifying than a cactus with a mind of its own? Kidding.

The teddy bear cactus, more commonly known as the jumping cholla, received that nickname because if you get too close...a segment will break off and fly at your body. Yes, a flying cactus

Watch the video above to see the jumping cholla in action!

Don't become a victim! Keep friends, children and pets at least 3 feet away from this plant monster at all times.

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