Ranger B Gets Questions

Q: Can you really cut open a barrel cactus and find enough water to survive?

A:You will not find drinkable water inside a cactus. First of all, a cactus is not hollow inside like a water bottle. Secondly, the slimy liquid found inside the tissue of a cactus will actually make you sick if you drink it. Please bring plenty of water with you when you go into the desert and you will never be tempted to kill a cactus for water.

Smart advice. Who is this Ranger B?

“Ranger B,” Brennan Basler has been the interpretive ranger at the Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa for nearly half of his seven-year career as park ranger.

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