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!

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Curious to learn more about these furry and not-so-cuddly creatures? You can visit the Virginia Department of Forestry website for additional information. You can also see the Department of Forestry’s Facebook post to learn more.

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