Cute but Dangerous: Poisonous Caterpillars in Broome County
The past few days these cute by very dangerous fuzzy caterpillars have caused a stir.
WBNG has confirmed through Facebook and a local family that the White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar has been spotted in Broome County.
A local mother took to Facebook to warn others about these little critters. Her family took a camping trip to Windsor and came upon this caterpillar.
Her son complained about a burning sensation on his neck and his mother discovered the caterpillar and a red rash.
The White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar carries venom in fuzzy spines. When this critter stings a human it can cause very severe rashes.
If you spot the White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar officials say DO NOT touch them.
If you do end up with a rash, it can be easily treated with proper medication and anti-rash creams.
More severe cases should be brought to medical professionals.