FLYING CACTUS! 10 things you need to know about the jumping cholla

Posted at 4:00 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:47:07-04

PHOENIX — 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.