“The Walking Dead” Saguaro…..

I’m not a great fan of popular culture, but this one was too fitting to deny….

Walking Dead Saguaro

I’ve never seen a Saguaro cactus in such a state of decay…upright…

Walking Dead Saguaro closer

…so it came to me that it must be a zombie Saguaro…escaped from the set of The Walking Dead TV series….just hanging-out in the Sonora Desert, just off the Black Canyon Trail……

Or not…..

19 responses

  1. That thing’s a wreck! Odd that a wind hasn’t toppled it or at least knocked off s few arms.
    I have a photo of a very large one that mutated at the top. I think I know where the photo is and I’ll try to remember so send you a copy of it. It was back in the 70’s and lasted in that condition for quite a few years. It was live though.

    November 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    • Yes, it is, Terry, quite a wreck. This hillside is in something of a little valley, so that might have helped protect it from the desert winds.

      I’ve seen some of those mutated Saguaros in my desert forays already…will look forward to seeing one from “the old days.” 🙂

      December 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      • I just emailed you a copy of the photo of that old Saguaro.

        December 4, 2015 at 8:08 pm

  2. . . . and soon, nothing but zombie Saguaros!

    November 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  3. Great find. I think saguaro skeletons are really neat. It must have been something when it was alive.

    November 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

    • Thanks, Laura…they are rather fascinating. My wife’s folks used to have a beautiful Saguaro skeleton as part of their decor in their Tucson home….

      December 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm

  4. Josh

    I like to look at it that it’s refusing to fall, to call it quits.. somewhere in there, it’s still has fight to stay alive. 🙂 nice pic though!

    November 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

    • I think the fight’s all gone, Josh, but I like the thought.

      How nice to see you visiting. 🙂

      December 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  5. They’re taking over… (great catch!) 😉

    November 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

    • Thank you, Gunta….and let’s hope not. 😉

      December 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  6. I’ve never thought much about what one looked like when it died. It’s interesting. I wonder how long it will take for it to fall.

    November 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    • I find them down and skinned (naturally) on almost every hike into the desert, Allen….and I have no idea how long it will take to finally succumb to gravity.

      December 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  7. LB

    I’ve never seen a saguaro other than in a photo, and like others, have definitely never seen one decaying like this.
    Opened my eyes today, Scott

    December 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    • Glad I could help you out a little bit, LB. 😉

      December 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

  8. So creepy good!

    December 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    • Thank you, Susan….I think it’s kinda cool. 🙂

      December 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

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