Death By Cactus

Feb 1982: David Grundman of Phoeniz, Arizona decided to go cactus hunting with a shotgun, but a cactus fought back.

David M. Grundman of 3932 W. Kaler Drive reportedly fired at least two rifled slugs from a 16-gauge shotgun at a 26- to 27-foot saguaro and started to shout, "Timber!"

He only had enough time to say "Tim —" before a 23-foot section of the cactus fell and crushed him.

Grundman's death was the inspiration for the song "Saguaro" by the Austin Lounge Lizards.

Arizona Republic - Feb 5, 1982

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 10, 2021
     Category: Death | 1980s

He was given a Darwin Award in '93:

Remember, there's no lifeguard in the gene pool.

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/10/21 at 09:18 AM
Let's hope he didn't have a chance to reproduce - there's a high chance the stupid gene was passed along.
Posted by KDP on 11/10/21 at 10:29 AM
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