This cactus will break off and launch itself at your face if you get too close.
"Cholla" covered in cactus needles.
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.
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