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happy hearts

This poor cactus has suffered many nips and bites from Javelina. Being non-native, the Javs loved it but it’s now protected in the fenced area and one of those nips caused a heart to form. It and I are now happy 🙂


You might remember this cactus from a post last month about glochids.
Here’s that photo again. Note the chomped off pad in the upper left of the photo.


Opuntia engelmannii

Happy Valentines Day
Happy Valentine’s Day! This heart is courtesy of a Javelina (Collared Peccary). They love chomping on fresh new pads of the Prickly Pear cactus. If they take a little nip in just the right place, sometimes we’re treated to a pad or two in the shape of a heart. It’s hard to get upset with these animals even when they overturn every one of my Cactus looking for fresh roots!