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Old 10-14-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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Do honey locust thorn strikes normally result in bruising?

Sunday I got stuck on my wrist (underside) scouting Hag and itís still bruised.

Just curious.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:07 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:09 PM   #3
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I don’t know but several tractor tires and tubes have sure suffered because of those awful things.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:12 PM   #4
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I think they have some kinda poison on em or somethin. Those son of a guns are bad. I don't remember getting a bruise but I know where they stab you stays sore for a while.
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Might have a bit still in bedded under your skin. Always happens with me and catclaw

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Old 10-14-2020, 08:30 PM   #6
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Never had a bruise from one, but as others have said they have left me sore for days!
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:43 PM   #7
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Last year while mending fence there was a small mesquite tree in the way. It was necessary to kneel on the ground. In the process a mesquite thorn stuck in my shin. I pulled it out thinking that was the end of it. Weeks went by and the hole in my shin didn’t want to heal. There happened to be a small amount of the thorn left that I couldn’t see. Had to use tweezers to pull the remainder out.
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Deets, is that you?
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Last year while mending fence there was a small mesquite tree in the way. It was necessary to kneel on the ground. In the process a mesquite thorn stuck in my shin. I pulled it out thinking that was the end of it. Weeks went by and the hole in my shin didn’t want to heal. There happened to be a small amount of the thorn left that I couldn’t see. Had to use tweezers to pull the remainder out.
My last neighbor had never been stung by any bee or wasp. He is a college professor.
In my hay day - bee hives and being stupid - I probobly got stung a 100 times a year. I guess 2 years back I got stung walking around the ard bare footed.
Red Wasps and I have a Death Pack - we attack each other at random.......

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Old 10-14-2020, 09:07 PM   #11
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Last year while mending fence there was a small mesquite tree in the way. It was necessary to kneel on the ground. In the process a mesquite thorn stuck in my shin. I pulled it out thinking that was the end of it. Weeks went by and the hole in my shin didnít want to heal. There happened to be a small amount of the thorn left that I couldnít see. Had to use tweezers to pull the remainder out.
Iíve been poked good before but this one barely went through the skin. Started swelling immediately and had a bruise showing within an hour. Itís not bad today and was just wondering if bruising was normal. Maybe an old boar ****** on it...
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:08 PM   #12
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At your age, combing your hair causes a bruise.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:13 PM   #13
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:13 PM   #14
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I had a neighbor that got a nasty staff infection from one. They are no joke.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:14 PM   #15
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:16 PM   #16
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Wouldnt surprise me. I was clearing a bunch last year and ended up a bloody mess and all swole up on left arm ftom the thorns. Had one get in knuckle of pinky finger and guessing thorn broke off in there. I ended up with a pretty big knot there for probably 8 months, is still there but not as big as it was. Those things are nasty for sure.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:16 PM   #17
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At your age, combing your hair causes a bruise.
He aint got no hair left!


I don't know what kind of thorn it was, but I had one work itself to the surface and out earlier this year that had been in my thumb about 2 years.

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Old 10-14-2020, 09:25 PM   #18
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I had a neighbor that got a nasty staff infection from one. They are no joke.
I got one too a few years ago. It was really bad.
I think I have another one from when I fell off my tripod on opening day.


WCB I have also gotten bruises from them!
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:26 PM   #19
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Interesting subject considering my experience last weekend. I stepped on a honey locust last week at my local pig place. It went through my tennis shoe just enough to break the skin and pop me. My calf tingled after that for about 10 minutes. I asked my BIL if they had any kind of numbing poison in them like those toothache trees out west. . He just shrugged his shoulders. Things that make you go hmmmm.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:26 PM   #20
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Everything I've read on them wasn't very clear on whether the thorns have some kind of poison on them. Some think they do,some think not. So I'm gonna say maybe they do. But maybe they don't.

I know they hurt for a while after getting you unlike most stickers so I've always thought they did. But I guess that's what I get for doing my own thinkin.

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Old 10-14-2020, 11:42 PM   #21
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Hilarious!!!
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:39 AM   #22
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What did you do to make the wife do that when you were asleep?

He actually still has some hair, at least a little.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:14 AM   #23
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Was pruning a orange tree with spikes for thorns.Limb fell and thorn stuck in muscle to bone about 1.5 inches deep..Pulled out and it seal off almost immediately..But what it appeared to me was blood collected under skin and formed a big blue whelp ...Look like Bruise,sore for several days then it slowly went away...
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:33 AM   #24
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Might of hit a small blood vessel. That will cause that.

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Old 10-15-2020, 09:43 AM   #25
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Not sure with honey locust. Black locust typically just cuts me open. Must have just jabbed ya funny.
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