I’ve been spending some time every day out in my yard (jungle) and these suckers are everywhere. The internet tells me they are called wild cucumbers but everyone says that they are definitely not for eating. Not that I’d try. I can’t even touch them without gloves. Not only are they very prickly but they’re sticky too. Not an appetizing combo. The vine looks kind of like a melon vine and gets tangled in just about every tree and bush. It’s kind of fun following their winding trails all over the yard. In the past, I just let them dry out and blow away when it gets hot.