Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Illegal Activity


The Saguaro Cactus is a protected plant in Arizona.  The statute states that "it is unlawful for any person to destroy, dig up, mutilate, collect, cut, harvest or take any living highly safeguarded native plant...".  Obviously, the people using this one for target practice, didn't get the message.  I remember many years ago when a man was using a saguaro for target practice and it toppled over and fell on him killing him.  Mother nature sometimes loses her sense of humor.

16 comments:

Mo said...

Ha ha a scene I would have enjoyed witnessing

Kathy said...

I remember that too. I think everyone felt he got what he deserved.

Thérèse said...

Sad!

Lowell said...

Just a bit more evidence that while we've evolved physically we haven't evolved much emotionally!

Judy said...

People do dumb things. Sad to see this cactus with bullet wounds. I hope it can heal and survive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ouch I bet that hurt! Not a very dignified way to go..'death by cactus'!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I person that malicious should not be allowed to shoot a gun. If he will mutilate protected plants, he would likely be senselessly destructive of animals as well.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's too bad.

But you're right - Mother Nature has her own brand of "justice," I guess.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Not cool.

Karl Demetz said...

People do really dumb things. Too sad!

RedPat said...

Karma!

Regina K said...

I agree with RedPat!

Magpie said...

At first I thought your post might be about graffiti, but this is worse.

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing that they can survive the assault...

Randy said...

What is wrong with people!

JM said...

Target practice?! These people should be caught and punished!