Fluffy Caterpillars

Fluffy CaterpillarsWhen you relocate to a new country you in many ways are like a child again learning all the things you need to know about daily life. I tend to learn many lessons the hard way.  Today I learned that we have poisonous white fluffy caterpillars.  Being a curious person and getting ready to teach on a caterpillar/butterfly unit, I saw this very large, white fluffy looking caterpillar and thought that it will probably become a large beautiful butterfly.  I thought it would be neat to see if I could capture the process in a jar.  I picked it up and noticed the fluffy looking hair was hard and like cactus sticking into my hands.  My hands started to itch and I decided to put the caterpillar on a piece of cardboard for transport.  When I returned home the guard told me to throw it out, that it’s bad.  I asked one of the other workers for clarification and found out that it is a poisonous caterpillar.  I removed the hair in my fingers and washed my hands very well.  I’ll let you know if I have any further problems from the caterpillar.

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4 Responses to Fluffy Caterpillars

  1. Carolyn says:

    I hope there are no ill effects from the prickly catapillar hairs. Do you need your mother to come over there and tell you to put things down? LOL

  2. Pop-Pop says:

    We are all slow learners, aren’t we. Glad you are OK!

  3. Pingback: Spiky Caterpillars | D squared + J squared = Anderson

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