Don’t Touch These Cute & Fuzzy Maine Caterpillars
They may look adorable as they make their way across your picnic table or the leaves of your favorite bush, but don't pick them up, for good reason.
Maine has a couple of caterpillars crawling around out there this time of year that when touched can initially create a soft burning, stinging sensation, which could very well turn into a full blown rash that could last for weeks.
Of course both eventually turn into moths that will fly away, but not before leaving you or maybe a young child in pain for a while.
One is the Hickory Tussock, a puffy white and black caterpillar with black warts on it's body.
The other is the American Dagger, which is covered in yellow and green bristles with what looks like black eyelashes.
Cunning, aren't they? Don't touch them, for your own good.