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May 20, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Rainy Day Repost

Another rainy day and another video from the summer archives. (I blame the rain, but it’s not the rain’s fault. Even if it does make me so sleepy I can hardly think.)

This video has a little history. In the process of identifying the caterpillar, I contacted our local wildlife columnist. She included one of my pictures in her column and published a follow-up column after another reader reported being stung.


  1. jeaniemac100 / May 20 2012 9:03 PM

    Ohhh, Rae, I thought about this the other day and shivered. Thanks for posting it again; I sent it to my daughters.

    • Rae Spencer / May 20 2012 9:24 PM

      Thanks for letting me know! Makes me happy that I decided to repost it…

  2. kathrynmartins1 / May 20 2012 10:31 PM

    Oh my God…Never seen anything like it, Rae.

    • Rae Spencer / May 21 2012 4:51 PM

      I had never seen one, either, until I found this one in our wax myrtle. I thought it was so pretty, while I was taking these pictures and video clips. Later, after I confirmed its identity, I felt a little nauseous.

      • kathrynmartins1 / May 21 2012 5:45 PM

        Thank God you’re not the touchy touchy type. The camera was a much wiser way of getting to know the little furry thing. I guess it’s like that little bunny on Monty Python. Hmm…

  3. bardessdmdenton / May 22 2012 1:10 PM

    Well, Rae, I learned something! Didn’t know there were poisonous caterpillars! Wonderful video…so glad you kept your distance though. Read the article–certainly not a recommended encounter of the close kind!

  4. rommel / May 26 2012 5:46 PM

    Thanks for imparting that knowledge. You learn something everyday, eh.

  5. Women of Wise / Jul 2 2012 12:12 AM

    My daughter and son were stung by an asp, on summer, it was very painful.

    • Rae Spencer / Jul 2 2012 5:40 PM

      OUCH! I’ve not been stung, and hope to never be stung. How long did the pain last, for your daughter and son?

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