When Mistletoe Attacks!

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Here's a twist on a classic Christmas symbol. Mistletoe can conjure up images of drunken holiday parties, the chance for love, or just celebrate life. But in Colorado there’s a kind of mistletoe that’s not so romantic. Dwarf Mistletoe is a parasite, and it’s attacking a forest near the southwestern Colorado town of Ridgway. Ryan Warner talks with Ron Mabry, Weed Manager for Ouray County. He says there's still a chance for smooches underneath this very different kind of mistletoe.

[Photo: Colorado State Forest Service]