Dangers and Caution while in Tucson
Dangers and Caution while in Tucson Reviews
Encounters with Desert plants, Reptiles and Animals Dec 27, 2010
Many of you know that Arizona is categorized as a desert. If you did not know, you better believe it. Some of the dangers in visiting the desert of Arizona, lies in the very things that attract us to the desert: the plants and life in it. Well when in Tucson, take caution of the dangers that the plants, animals and reptiles cause, not to mentiont the sun.
1. The Sun: In the summer months, Tucson is unbearable. With temperatures soaring in the tripple digits, it is recommended you stay in doors, drink a lot of water to remain hydrated, and dress appropriately when you go outside.
2. The Plants: the cacti n=and other desert plants all have defence mechanisms that are dangerous to humans. Most have thorns, or prickly edges that can cause serious bodily harm. For the hikers, it is recommended you get appropriate hiking shoes with good soles. The Cholla cacti are the most deadly because they are in huge groups and have small stickers than can remain in your flesh if you fall on them.
3. Reptiles/ Snakes: The deadliest of them all is the Diamondback snake. Tucson has many rattle snakes and other poisonous reptiles like scorpions.
4. Wild Animals: The Cayotes and mountain lions are to be feared. Please do not feed the cayotes. If you go hiking around Tucson, you will find clearly marked signs that prohibit you from feeding the cayotes and warming of mountain lions.
So watch out for the cactus, the snakes, cayotes and the mountain lions.
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