No, actually, more like creepy-cumbers.
At first. Until you tame them.
A tiny cucumber plant was sold to us at the farmers market as a "Japanese Cucumber." Oh, yeah! The slender, crisp ones; I want that.
She got big pretty quick. (It's Gwen, as you may recall.)
Then the cukes started to grow in evil, twisted shapes. With prickly spines! I had to wear gloves today to harvest these.
I thought they were so ugly, we'd have to peel them (we didn't) and then just look the other way while we ate. (In this picture, I've already rubbed off the spines with my gloved hands.)
But, sliced? Cute.