Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

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This fearsome beast is a Puya raimondii, a member (har) of the pineapple family. The specimen was photographed by an unknown (to me) botanist in the high Andes of Peru.

Hat tip to my wandering co-blogger, Kevin “Just Me, My Banjo, and My Bonobos” Beck, for sending this along.

Comments

  1. #1 Rob Miller
    December 15, 2006

    How… phallic.

  2. #2 Steve_C
    December 15, 2006

    Schaaawing!

  3. #3 Suesquatch
    December 17, 2006

    Satan’s French tickler!

  4. #4 Doc Bushwell
    December 18, 2006

    Satan’s French tickler!

    Heh. It is clench-inducing, isn’t it?

  5. #5 Coom
    January 28, 2007

    Beautiful! We love him already and cannot wait ot get our hands on him. Hope mom feels better really soon. Mimi, Uncle Todd, Sarah and Will.