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Saguaro and dead Sotol (Desert Spoon)
Uploaded by: minnesotamom
Monday March 4, 2013
Caption: Those Saguaros are just mind-boggling!! They grow in all sorts of shapes and sizes, up to several tons! Birds and animals burrow right into the outer flesh and make nests and burrows in them. They grow scar tissue around the hole--when they die it dries out into what's called a boot. Some Native Americans harvest them and some paint pictures on them and sell them. The ribs inside have long been used as building materials by the Natives too.
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