Having been a victim of Cholla in the past, but not to this guy's extent, it SUCKS!!! I brushed up against one years ago and had just one bulb stick into my calf. I spent the rest of the day with a pair of pliers pulling spines out of my leg. What that guy is going through has to be agony.
Here's another unfortunate victim of the "Jumping Cholla."
trust, you dont EVER want to meet them. they have little barbed at the ends and theyre somewhat difficult to get out.
ive came around a blind corner on my motorcycle and brushed my arm against one and that was the end of that. they hurt super bad!!