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South Texas Museum - Pear Burning (1960)

South Texas Museum

Silent | 1960

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  •  Using a “pear burner” or flamethrower to burn prickly pear cacti 
  •  Cattle chew burned nopales 
  •  Close-ups of prickly pear nopales and burning them 
 
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This home movie from the 1950s depicts the practice of pear burning, a process by which ranchers make prickly pear cacti safe for consumption by livestock.