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Don't buy a cactus!

skusey Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
A true story and its source was the Australian Quarantine Inspection

Service in Adelaide .



A bloke and his family were on holidays in the United States and went

to Mexico for a week. An avid cactus fan, the man bought one-metre

high, rare and expensive cactus there. On arrival back home Australian

Customs said it must be quarantined for 3 months.



He finally got his cactus home. Planted it in his backyard, and over

time it grew to about 2 metres. One evening while watering his garden

after a warm spring day, he gave the cactus a light spray. He was

amazed to see the plant shiver all over, he gave it another spray and

it shivered again.



He was puzzled so he rang the council who put him on to the state

gardens people. After a few transfers he got the state's foremost

cactus expert who asked him many questions. How tall is it? Has it

flowered? Etc.



Finally he asked the most disturbing question. 'Is your family in the

house?' The bloke answered yes. The cactus expert said get out of the

house NOW, get on to the front nature strip and wait for me; I will be

there in 20 minutes.



Fifteen minutes later, 2 fire trucks, 2 police cars and an ambulance

came screaming around the corner. A fireman got out and asked 'Are you

the bloke with the cactus?' I am, he said. A guy jumped out of the

fire truck wearing what looked like a space suit, a breathing cylinder

and mask attached to what looked like a scuba backpack with a large

hose attached. He headed for the backyard and turned a flame-thrower on

the cactus spraying it up and down.



After a few minutes the flame-thrower man stopped, the cactus stood

smoking and spitting, half the fence was burnt and parts of the gardens

were well and truly scorched. Just then the cactus expert appeared and

laid a calming hand on the bloke's shoulder. 'What the hell's going

on?' he says. 'Let me show you' says the cactus man. He went over to

the cactus and picked away a crusty bit, the cactus was almost entirely

hollow and filled with tiger striped bird-eating tarantula spiders,

each about the size of two hand spans.



The story was that this type of spider lays eggs in this type of

cactus and they hatch and live in it as they grow to full size. When

full size they release themselves. The cactus just explodes and about

150 dinner plate sized hairy spiders are flung from it, dispersing

everywhere. They had been ready to pop. The aftermath was that the

house and the adjoining houses had to be vacated and fumigated: police

tape was put up outside the whole area and no one was allowed in for

two weeks.



And here's what one looks like sitting on a FULL SIZE

dinner plate...
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk10/pauls7010/tn.jpg
#2
oh god thats sick
#3
damn, he wont be going bak to mexico any time soon.
#5
o god that makes me shiver all over
#6
#7
Cluffy321
o god that makes me shiver all over


Quick call the state gardens people, you're about to EXPLODE!!!
#8
deathtrap3000
Quick call the state gardens people, you're about to EXPLODE!!!


Lol :thumbsup:
1 Like #9
Awesome!!! Spider-cactus hybrid!!! a spactus! :p
#10
Thats an urban legend..

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