Cactus fence

This is a rather feeble barbed wire fence.  You can see one of the posts (or spreaders) is broken off near the ground, but the wire is still taut, so something holds it up.

But for me, the real fence is all the cactus behind the barbed wire.  All kinds of prickly plants:  ocotillo, barrel cactus, prickly pear, cholla and probably more.

It wouldn’t be the fence that kept me from crossing this land, it would be the plants!

This fence and cacti are near Sahuarita, Arizona and cover hundreds of acres of land.

Linked this to Friday Fences – you can see quite a variety there.

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13 Responses to Cactus fence

  1. gerald says:

    those cacti are a natural barrier all their own

  2. Lesley says:

    Wow. A common sight for some, but I have never seen a field of cactus before! Very impressive.

  3. Marie says:

    That’s a LOT of prickly pear! 🙂

  4. TexWisGirl says:

    oh, these are awesome photos!!!

  5. Kathy says:

    The cactus provides a natural fence for this land. And your pictures are beautiful. A former Arizona girl living in Texas, this makes me hungry for home!

  6. Barb says:

    Wow! that’s a lot of cacti! I wouldn’t want to cross that land either!

  7. Beth says:

    gorgeous views. (:

  8. Carletta says:

    The plants themselves would keep me on this side of the fence. 🙂
    These are great shots though!

  9. Ramona says:

    What great photos. Just having a little chuckle to myself as I had the thought of Wile E Coyote in amongst it!! Showing my age here??

  10. Tanya says:

    now that’s a lot of cactus!

  11. Janis says:

    Wow……I would not venture in there! Nice shot!

  12. Tricia says:

    I have to agree w/ you, those plants would definitely keep me out… one wrong turn or trip of the feet & someone would have a bum-full of prickly needles & that ain’t good!!! LoL! =)

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