You’ll Want To Stay Far Away From The Huge, Venomous Caterpillars Making Their Way Through Virginia
Virginia is home to an abundance of beautiful wildlife, from the smallest critters to larger-than-life creatures. And while each plays an important role in maintaining our ecosystem, today’s subject seems to be downright creepy. These furry, spiky caterpillars are venomous and can cause excruciating pain if touched. So keep an eye out for these bizarre insects and heed the advice of the National Forest Service: stay far, far away!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.