Cactus Murderers

30 Apr

Bongo and some smashed up cactusYesterday I told you about all those police cars and sheriff’s vehicles that were parked right by my trails. I was afraid they were after my person, even though I didn’t know what she could have done wrong.

But after a little further investigation I believe I’ve discovered who all those police officers are after – or at least why they’re after them.

You see, I ran into a bunch of prickly pear cactus that was totally smashed up, demolished, and destroyed. And now I’m sure all those police officers are looking for the cactus murderers.

I thought maybe the gophers were guilty, because I found some gopher holes right next to that cactus.

Bongo checking a gopher hole near the destroyed cactus

But those gophers are much too little to do all that damage. They probably ran back down their holes and hid.

Then I thought maybe the javelina could have done this. But when javelina eat the prickly pear they leave teeth marks and they’re not usually into total cactus destruction. After all, that would be future dinners they’d be destroying

So I’m going to keep working on my investigation …

Bongo sniffing near the damaged prickly pear

and if those police officers don’t find the cactus murderers first, then when I find them I’m really going to give them what for.

Maybe I’ll cook up a batch of this mashed up cactus and feed it to them.

Oh, did I forget to take out the pricklers? My mistake.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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34 responses to “Cactus Murderers

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Today must be the day for mysteries.
    Pretty big mess to investigate, Bongo. Don’t get stuck on this one!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Karen, I think I felt a little prick of an idea. I may be closer to the solution than I think.

  2. Pinkjumpers

    April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Looks like a prickly situation! Haha. 😉

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Pinkjumpers, this one will take some careful investigation. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Cactus Killers. So lucky you’re on the job, B. I never saw a cactus, but once I killed the rent bill when a guy slid it under the door.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      Cupcake, rent bills are meant to be killed. If you can get after those, you’d do fine with cactus.

  4. marina kanavaki

    April 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

    😆 I do like that last thought, Bongo!!!!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Marina. Every once in awhile it pays to make a mistake.

  5. Blueberry's human

    April 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

    How odd…keep us posted as you continue to sleuth to get to the bottom of this mystery!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Blueberry, those cactus murders just better hope I don’t catch them in the act. I’ll keep working on it.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    April 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Hey, Bongo, what about the police.. maybe there’s a slight possibility they did it when they were investigate who did it. Just check on their shoes 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Little Binky, this was more than a shoe stomping episode. But I’ll keep checking into it.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    April 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! What rotten ppl. Ginger say she would shove it up their **Censored** … and she would leave the prickers on…. Why is dad shaking his head sadly?
    Ginger the schnapp

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Ginger, I don’t think your dad realizes that these cactus murderers need someone to make a point with them.

  8. Will and Eko

    April 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for the update – although it doesn’t make much sense to me. Who would ever want to do that? Keep your eyes open!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Will and Eko, I’m keeping my eyes peeled like a needle – or maybe a cactus prickler.

  9. To Shea

    April 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Some people just don’t care about the beauty of our parks.
    just put on your detective hat and I’m sure you will find out who did this dasterdly deed!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Alex and Penny, I’m taking a serious look at this investigation. It’s a prickly situation.


    April 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Bongo you find adventure anywhere you go! Please solve this crime! We’re counting on ya!

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Max, I’m sure hoping I solve this crime because I’m looking forward to giving the culprits what for.

  11. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I know you will be able to solve the cactus murders with your great sleuthing abilities Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Misty Shores, I think the litter bugs might have had something to do with it.

  12. kolytyi

    May 1, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I keep my fingers crossed that your investigations are successful and find the cactus-murderers. A cactus soup is an excellent idea! Maybe, as a secondary punishment, the culprits should sleep for some weeks in a bed filled with the smashed cactuses – the spines included. Perhaps this would be a good cure against vandalism. Or not?

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Kolytyi, you’ve got a great idea. We’ll lock the culprits in prison and the only furniture they get is made out of that smashed cactus. I might even add some extra pricklers.

  13. eripanwkevin

    May 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Oh no…who did it? I feel very sorry for those cactuses that got thrown down….poor cactuses….
    I wish I could find someone who made a mess to cactues and give what for!!! Grrr….

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Kevin, those cactus murderers are sure going to get it when we get hold of them.

  14. dianeskitchentable

    May 1, 2013 at 8:49 am

    That looks like a big mess Bongo. I hope you erased your pawprints from the scene of the crime after checking it out. They might not understand that you’re trying to help.

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Lola, I think I’m pretty safe on this one. The police have all left so it’s up to me to finish this investigation.

  15. tylersat99

    May 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    That’s really a shame that all those great cactus were damaged like that. I wonder what they used to smash them all up! I hope they find out who did it too:(

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I found some sticks among the smashed cactus. A clue, I’m sure.

  16. epicaldragon13

    June 1, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Yes, you make those cactus murderers pay Bongo. Because who knows what they could do next?

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Epicaldragon, those cactus murderers hacked up a bunch of tree branches in the area too. But I don’t think they’re hanging around any more. Because they were replaced by the people who pile up rocks.


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