...I was struck with one of the report author's suggestion that the bird is its own worst enemy: they throw up when scared, fly poor and impale
themselves on thorns and are hated by local fisherman.
Shrikes also impale
objects of no nutritional value to themselves, such as fruit (Beven and England, 1969), fecal sacs, pellets, eggshells and wool (Owen, 1948).
Young fawns who can't jump the fence may impale
themselves on the metal as they try to crawl underneath.
Some passion vines grow hooked hairs that can impale
At one point the rod supports Grant, who is treated like a pig ready for roasting; then it impales
Biesecker; later still, the dancers sequentially jump the pole.