Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Not sure how he ended up like that, but I came over a hill doing maybe 40 mph on a Honda XR200 dirt bike, hit a javelina, flipped, and landed in a large cactus patch. I had my right arm out straight, elbow locked, when I hit and it still gives me trouble almost 35 years later. The cactus was pretty much an afterthought, but damn was I messed up. Managed to pick the bike up, fired off on the first kick. Can't kill a Honda.
Those cholla cactus are nasty. The thorns have barbed tips and they stick in -- and work their way in deeper. There are different varieties of Cylindropuntia and all of them are wicked.
I did something like that up north of Phoenix about 20 years ago. Only about 10% as much, had to have my hunting partner take them out with his Leatherman. Just about made me want to kill myself. That guy is going to hate his life for a while.FormerFlyer