When 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.