Coyote Peterson Feasts Upon the Juice of a Prickly Pear That’s Been Strained Through His Own Sock

While pursuing a little zebra-tailed lizard while on location in the Sonoran Desert, the persistent Coyote Peterson of Brave Wilderness encountered a grove of prickly pear cacti that were sporting ripe, purple fruits on top. Peterson very carefully cut the fruit from the plant, unlaced his shoes, removed one of his socks and demonstrated how to strain out the glochids and seeds.

Prickly Pear Cacti grow all over the Southwestern United States and their bulb-like fruit are a prized delicacy among many desert dwellers because they can be used to make things like juice, syrup, candy and all sorts of other tasty delights! So while filming Breaking Trail in Arizona, Coyote got the crazy idea to try to do something a little different in regard to preparing his mid-morning meal. He actually uses his own sweaty sock right off his foot to squeeze and drink some freshly picked prickly pear fruit for breakfast!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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