This is also refered to as a mullet or an ape drape. Nature has warning signs - if it is brightly colored, don't eat it and if it is thorny, don't touch it - mullets are natures way of saying "This person is prone to random violence and construction work. Approach with extreme caution." My advice: approach with extreme caution and laugh from a distance.
Facts about mullets:
And remember, friends don't let friends sport mullets.