Have cactus plants ever been poisonous?

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Yes, cactus plants are poisonous when they store their water and watery products and solutions in toxic form. The consequence is fatal for any predator that seeks to assuage a thirst in the bright, drab, dry, hot desert environment. The toxicity is deliberate, to keep predators from lowering a cactus plant's precious supplies of liquid within its stem. A cactus plant is used to being the principal, most important and dominant vegetative form in the desert. So it's used to grabbing the available water in the desert's moisture poor and humidity low environment. It likewise isn't used to sharing the moisture that it gets in liquid form. Instead, it shares its moisture in the form of such edible, juicy body parts as its fruits.
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