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.

9 thoughts on “Rainy Day Repost

  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 July 2, 2012 / 12:12 AM

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

    • Rae Spencer July 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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