Hehe, welcome to the painful world of the "jumping" cholla Dano. You get so much as one spine embedded in your skin and the whole segment breaks away and implants a few more in your hide. Oh, and the spines are barbed, hence the reason they are so hard to remove. Best removal method is to place a couple of sticks next to the skin, move them up against the offending segment, grit your teeth, and phlip that phucka into the air. :rotfl: Been there, done that (a lot).