Latest 2020 Threat – Poison Caterpillars
Just when you thought we’d seen everything 2020 can throw our way – here come the poison caterpillars.
The Virginia Department of Forestry has received multiple reports of the Puss Caterpillar, one of the most venomous caterpillars in the U.S.
Puss Caterpillars have a thick, furry coat that conceals venomous spines. Their sting is extremely painful and can cause rash, vomiting, swollen glands, and fever.
Puss Caterpillars aren’t typically seen this far north – which researchers say could be due to climate change.