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"Bush Whacked 2: South of the Border", Way to Die #86, is the fifth death featured in the episode "Wait, Don't Tell Me – You're Dead", which aired on August 15, 2011.


Two drug haulers named Ricardo and Jorge stole $8 million worth of drugs from their boss. Now trying to outrun him, the two hide in a bush, hoping he would just drive on by. At that point, they'd be long gone. Little did they know that they are actually hiding in a Firestick bush, and the hot sap burned and blinded them, forcing them out of their cover. Their boss's bodyguard then gets out of the car and shoots them in the heads, killing them instantly from bloodloss. The boss then takes back the stolen drugs, but not after he chastises their dead bodies.

Alternative Name

Also known as "Fire Stuck" on the Spike TV website

Alternative Description

Description as seen on the Spike TV website

"Two Mexican gun smugglers disguise themselves while scanning the US/Mexico border for Border Patrol, but succumb to the toxic sap of a firestick plant they use as camouflage."

Adios, amigos.


  • This is the sequel to Bush Whacked.
  • This death has the longest name at 29 characters.
  • This death make reference to the deaths linked to the Drug Cartels common in Colombia, Mexico, and Central America.
  • The Euphorbia tirucalli (The Firestick Bush) is a plant native to Africa, which can be seen in tropical regions such as the Philippines, India, or Brazil and can only be harvested in savanna areas. As this death occurs in the Mexican desert, it is very rare that this happens in reality.
  • This is one of the deaths whose victims are linked to organized crime (in this case a Mexican drug cartel). The other deaths involving organized crime are: Cloudy With A Chance Of Pain and USSR-Dead (both involve the Russian Mafia, or Bratva), Bomb-Bino (Italian Mafia or the Cosa Nostra), Arriva-deadci, Dead Fella, Freeze Died and Gang Banged (all involving the American Mafia, also known as the Italian-American Mafia, the Mafia or La Cosa Nostra) and Kara-Chokey (Japanese Mafia or the Yakuza).

Cast and Interviewees

  • Ivan Bernal - Ricardo (lead: intended victim)
  • Luis Alberto Aracena - Drug Lord (lead)
  • Lenny Porterfield - Henchman
  • Morgan Hunt - Himself (Horticulturist)

Foreign Names

Assasinados pela Natureza (Murdered by Nature) - Brazilian dub

Segment Nicknames

  • Fire Stuck (Spike TV)