Sandspur Season


I’ve noticed it’s sandspur season again! I wanted to pass on a timely tip, that has worked well for me in the past.

When I get one of those nasty spurs embedded in my clothing or (shudder) me, I lick my forefinger and thumb before pulling the little dickens out. Enzymes in the saliva cause the nasty pointed barbs to collapse and you can pull out the spur without impaling your fingers to do it.

My dog gets a regular sandspur check of his paws and when I find them they’re easy to remove with the “finger-licking good” method.


Elizabeth Chrissian
Fort Myers Beach