(ominous music) (growling) (growling) – Zombies! (upbeat music) (energetic music) – [Camera Man]
Coyote, whatcha doing? – [Coyote] Huh? – [Camera Man] Whatcha doing? – Ah, I saw a little
zebra tail lizard went right into that hole. And I thought I could flush
it out from this side. But it’s definitely buried underneath the prickly
pear cactus right now. – [Camera Man] You lost him huh? – (growls) I can’t
catch ’em all. But you know what,
check this out. This actually gives
me a really cool idea. I’m surrounded by prickly
pear cactus right now. And Mark, do you know
what that is, right there? – [Mark] Yeah, it’s
a prickle pear. – Yeah, like prickly
pear, like an apple, it’s the fruit. But these ones– – [Mark] Is it, wait, hold on. First of all is it prickle
pear or prickly pear? – It is prickly pear and
it’s called a prickly pear because all over the fruits,
especially these ones, which aren’t fully ripe, have
these little fibrous hairs that are called glochids. They easily brush off the cactus and they can end
up in your skin. That’s why if you bump
into a prickly pear you’re gonna be in
pain for a long time, because you can’t see these
little stickers very well but they are very irritating. These fruits right
here are really ripe, and actually this is
a great desert snack. You wanna try some
prickly pear fruit? – [Mark] I mean I
just had breakfast, but I could have a little more. – Oh come on, you
know you want to. Hold on, let me get out
my pocket knife here. Now the ones that are all
the way ripe, like this, don’t usually have, ah,
as many glochids on them. But I’m already starting
to get them into my finger. That’s what I didn’t
want to happen. I’m gonna cut it open. You ready?
– Yep, go for it. – [Coyote] Here we go. Oh yeah, that is nice and ripe. Wow, look at that. – [Mark] It kinda
looks like beet. – [Coyote] It does look
like a beet, doesn’t it? Let me scoop some
of this out here. – [Mark] That’s the good stuff. – That is the
stuff we are after. Oh yeah. Um, that is sweet. Okay ready, here we go. First bite. This is like breakfast
for me here in the desert. Um. – [Mark] What’s that taste like? – Wow, that is good. (exhales seeds) That’s kinda how
you have to eat it. You take a scoop out
with like a pocket knife. You can also dig it
out with your fingers. You can eat the seeds,
they’re good fiber, but really what we’re after
right here is the juice. So you kinda have to suck
all the juice in the fruit out from around the seeds. And then– – [Mark] You got a
little on your nose. – Do I? (exhales seeds) You can shoot ’em
like little pellets, which is kinda cool. You wanna try it? – [Mark] Uh sure, yeah,
never had it, but. – Give this a go. (exclaims) I’m getting
the spines in my finger. – Yeah, I’ll have
mine without spines. – Yeah, no spines for you. There you go. Now it’s gonna turn
your fingers purple, but don’t worry. Honestly, it looks like it’s
gonna stain you, but it won’t. – [Mark] It’s very
seedy looking. Not so sure about this. – Yeah trust me, it’s good. It is so sweet and delicious. Chance, film him eating this. Let’s get his reaction. – It’s kinda like a. – [Coyote] Yeah,
don’t pop a filling. – Yeah, it’s for real. It’s like a super
seedy blackberry that’s not quite as sweet. Still tastes good. – It’s good right? Animals like javelinas
and desert tortoise love eating these. But us as humans, we use them
for multiple different foods. You can make jellies,
you can make candy, you can actually cake. But my personal favorite
is prickly pear juice. And there’s a real
simple way to make juice, right here without getting
the seeds in your mouth. You ready for this? – [Mark] What do you
do, bash ’em with rocks? – You could bash ’em with rocks, but then it’s gonna
make a huge mess. What I’m actually
gonna do I use a sock to make a juicer. – [Mark] Oh, so you
have like an extra pair in your pack there? – No, I actually am
going to take the sock right off of my foot. – [Mark] For real? – Oh yeah. This wigwam sock right
here is about to become my desert juicer. So the reason I’m using the sock is because it will help
filter out the seeds and the little spines. In you go. Very good. Getting another one. Oh they’re so ripe! Wow, look at that. That is a sock full
of prickly pear fruit. Now I could just
(growls) chomp into that like a bulldog, but what
I’m actually gonna do is bash all these fruits apart to get them started with a rock. Oh, there’s a good one, okay. Come here you. Oh this is perfect. Ow. One, two, squish. (dramatic music)
Oh yeah! Oh man. Oh wow, this is going
to be delicious. This is what we call
desert sock punch. Now what I wanna do is
kinda twist the sock down and force the
fruit and the juice out of the tip of the sock. Alright, you ready? (choir vocalizing dramatically) Oh, oh that is good. Whoo! Oh freshly squeezed
prickly pear juice. Delicious! I definitely taste
my feet in there. Um. It’s kinda the aftertaste. At first it’s
delicious and sweet. And then you’re like
what’s that extra tinge? Ew, sweaty boot foot. Okay, ready? (Mark groaning) Oh, you want a sip? – [Mark] No! – Alright, ready. Oh look at that, it’s
just dripping out now. – [Mark] Go for it. – Nothing is more refreshing
than freshly squeezed prickly pear juice on a
Sonoran Desert morning. Chance, would you like some? Oh come on. Mark, how about you? Dude, I’ll squeeze it right
into your mouth for ya, look at that. Oh, you guys sure? Why not? – [Mark] Dude, that sock’s
been on your foot all morning. Nope. – That’s fair to say. The sock, has been on
my foot for a while. – [Mark] I don’t even
know if I would do it with my own sock. I’ll take your word for it. It looks, it looks purple. – Well, and here’s the trick. You know what my mouth
is not full of right now? Spines. There are no
glochids in my mouth. There are no seeds. I was rather careless in how
I squeezed this juice out and I actually did
that on purpose. I probably could have
done a better job of not getting it
all over my clothes and I know you’re saying
to yourselves right now, Coyote, your tan colored shirt that helps you blend in
to the desert environment has been dyed purple. You look like a
ravenous vampire. Actually, one
common misconception is that the prickly
pear fruit stains. All I need to do is
take this shirt inside, throw it in the washing
machine, and it’s gonna come out like it was brand new. Believe it or not. And all this dye is gonna
wash right outta my hands with just a little
soap and water. Um, but it is so good. Little bit more. (growls) I’m gonna head inside right now. Jump in the shower
and throw these guys into the washing machine. And the next time you
see me in this outfit, it’s gonna be totally free
of prickly pear juice. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see ya on
the next location. Whoo, what a breakfast! If you enjoyed this On Location, make sure to go back and
watch Coconut Breakfast with everyone’s
favorite iguana, Wilson. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on our next location. Alright guys, this is
it, the moment of truth. Are my clothes still
stained after being washed and sun dried in the desert? Look at that, not a single stain from the prickly pear juice. Adventure shirt, good to go. Well I guess we’ve proven it, that the prickly pear juice
does not stain your clothes. See ya on the next location. (growling)