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Toxic Caterpillars Dangerous For Children & Animals

If you´re taking your children or animals out for a walk – make sure they stay away from caterpillars which are an orange-brown colour with blue bands.       Their eggs are laid in white cotton-wool nests in pine trees and when they leave there they form a long nose-to-tail procession on the ground.  This is when they´re really dangerous because their spores are extremely toxic and can cause itching, severe swelling and vomiting, and can be fatal.  Eventually they burrow underground.