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Cuddly Caterpillar’s Sting Worse Than Scorpion

They’re cute! They look cuddly! You’re kids want to touch them when they see them! Don’t touch these innocent looking fuzzy caterpillars… You’ll be sorry you did! Warning: Puss Caterpillars Are Dangerous A little warning for the next time you step outside your home. Be on the lookout for the cuddly looking caterpillar that’s sending residents to the ER in record numbers this year. They are referred to as puss caterpillars (Megalopyge opercularis), or asps. You don’t want to cross paths with these little critters. They sting! These painful stings leave a distinct imprint on your skin; but this mark is just the beginning. An encounter with a puss caterpillar,… Read More