Poison Ivy Gashes

Calf poison ivy rash

Besides the big diagonal gash, there is also one very deep gash right at the ankle.

Looks to me like the person ran afoul of a poison ivy ground vine that whipped across her angle and leg cutting into the flesh and depositing lots of urushiol oil.

The lesson is just to be aware of the possibility of poison ivy vines, both ground vines and climbing vines, particularly when wearing shorts.