I received an email containing a link to this story, and I thought I would share it to see if it makes you think twice about choosing whether or not to take that drop...
This happened on a desert golf course in the upper Scottsdale area, Arizona near Cave Creek. The golfer fell backwards into the cactus whilst attempting to play his ball.
It took paramedics over 3 hours to pull the cactus needles out before he could go in an ambulance to the hospital!
(from Chuck the Putter)