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.
My daughter and son were stung by an asp, on summer, it was very painful.
OUCH! I’ve not been stung, and hope to never be stung. How long did the pain last, for your daughter and son?
Thanks for imparting that knowledge. You learn something everyday, eh.
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!
Oh my God…Never seen anything like it, Rae.
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.
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…
Ohhh, Rae, I thought about this the other day and shivered. Thanks for posting it again; I sent it to my daughters.
Thanks for letting me know! Makes me happy that I decided to repost it…