Poisonous creatures of the wild have the ability to roam in urban environments – caution is advised to children while they play in specific areas, such as the local parks. One Caterpillar has a sting of a jellyfish under a furry disguise – the venomous and deceptive puss caterpillar.
This caterpillar was found in a local park by a mother and her daughter. Dr Nancy Hinkle, a ethnologist from the University of Georgia warns against touching the barbs which resemble cat hair – they contain drops of venom which could cause one seething pain when stung by them. They can also cause periods of sweating, nausea and general malaise.
Do not let your children’s curiosity to be punished by their painful stings.
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