Trail Danger

13 Jun

Down the TrailI was heading down my trail and I realized they were everywhere. All over my trails.

I don’t want to get near that nasty plant.

I think somebody put that plant there on purpose – so everybody would stay in the center of the trail and not wander off in the bushes.

Because if you wander off in the bushes you might not come back.

That plant has a reputation for catching its victims and holding on to them.

And never letting them go.

I bet if I wandered far enough into the bushes – if I managed to make it, that is – I’d find skeletons being held by that plant.

Skeletons of animals or people that tried to escape, but couldn’t.

Animals or people that died in the clutches of that plant and are stuck forever.

Yikes! This is scary. I sure hope that plant doesn’t get overgrown onto my trails and try to grab me.

I don’t want to go back home yet, but I sure don’t want to be stuck in the clutches of one of those things.

These plants look innocent enough.

Catclaw flower

That’s how they fool you into getting too close.

Catclaw flowers

But these plants have a horrible name for a horrible reason.

They’re called Catclaw.

And I have firsthand experience with catclaws. The animal kind.

Catclaw thorns

And these thorns look almost the same.

Yikes! I’ll be walking carefully back home now.

If you don’t see a blog post from me tomorrow, could somebody please come check the bushes on my trails?


Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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22 responses to “Trail Danger

  1. marina kanavaki

    June 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Spooky, Bongo!!! I hope it thinks twice before messing with you! However, do let us know you arrived home safely! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Marina, I stayed in the center of my trails and escaped all the catclaw. Now I just have to watch out for the cat claws in the house. There’s double the amount now.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Cactus, catclaw, thorns, – what’s next? Razor blades? Pocket knives? Be careful where you squat, buddy!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Yikes Cupcake! Now I’m going to watching behind me all the time.

  3. dianeskitchentable

    June 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

    That plant must be really, really bad for people to name it catclaw. Don’t like catclaw at all Bongo – thanks for the warning…Lola

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Lola, it’s a good plant to stay far away from. But I wish I could stay away from all the cat claws inside my house.

  4. grandmasmad3ringcircus

    June 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I never heard of that kind of catclaw.
    We’ll be watching for your return!

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Grandma, I made it home safely. But there’s more danger here. Too many cat claws inside my house.

  5. susank456

    June 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I’ve never seen a catclaw. It must be really scary.

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Susan, those catclaw plants are pretty nasty. But not nearly as nasty as the cat claws in my house.

  6. Patricia

    June 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Your trail is seeming kinda skeery these days.

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Patricia, I’m always having to watch out for dangerous or unusual things on my trails. But as long as I keep my eyes wide open I’m usually okay.

  7. angelswhisper2011

    June 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Bongo, that Catclaw looks extremely dangerous. Now I know why they didn’t named it Catpaw. Hope to see you later 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Little Binky, that catclaw plant definitely has claws – almost as bad as Scratchy’s claws. But not quite.

  8. tylersat99

    June 14, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Such a pretty plant with such mean motives! Be careful!!

    Vacation blog-

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Lexie and Mica, you never know about some of the plants around here. We have some nice ones – and then there are those really nasty ones.

  9. tylersat99

    June 14, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Sorry Bongo incorrect blog address:

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Lexie and Mica, but it’s sure no fair that you get left behind. I always get left behind too.

  10. eripanwkevin

    June 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

    *shivers* that “Catclaw” plant looks very mysterious….and scary….please be careful not to be captured Bongo! I don’t wanna miss your blog!

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Kevin, I’m being extra careful around those plants. Now I just have to watch out for all the cat claws inside my house.

  11. kolytyi

    June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I’m afraid that Scratchy was born in Catclaw Woods.

    • Bongo

      June 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      Kolytyi, I think Scratchy should stay there too.


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