Venomous hairy caterpillars are being spotted in Virginia, and we apologize because this photograph is sure to give you the heebie-jeebies. It looks like the top of my daughter’s doll head, creeping along autonomously.
These creatures are not native to Virginia. They are more common in Texas and Missouri, but scientists said that climate change could be causing insect displacement.
If this thing bites you, the bite will sting like a scorching hot knife, and you could experience an itchy rash, vomiting, swollen glands, and a fever.