Monday, August 24, 2009

Prickly Pear

Just outside my room at The Boulders Resort was a very large prickly pear cactus loaded with fruit. The fruit is edible and when properly cleaned and peeled, is used to make candy, jelly, and juice.

I think the abundance of wildlife on the grounds of the resort enjoy the prickly pear fruit. I caught this little fellow nibbling on a red beauty for breakfast.

5 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The bunny is smart and nimble enough to eat the fruit yet avoid the thorns.

Jarart said...

It would be an ideal place for a rabbit to live. The close up of the cactus fruit is great!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Who's watching whom? (;
Seems like this little fellow knows exactly how to clean and peal this fruit.

JM said...

Today I saw some really big prickly pears cacti full of fruit too (we call it figs here), but they were another species. Maybe tomorrow I'll go there and take a shot. Yours is great!

Mike said...

Very nice photo of the cactus pad and rabbit. I may need to make a trip up to The Boulders. Thanks for sharing your photography.