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Son Has Horrible Reaction To Common Backyard Critter

A Pennsylvania father was quite surprised after his son went outside to play in the backyard, then returned covered in red rashes all over his body. The dad then learned that his son was the only one displaying this condition.

Bryant Martin of State College discovered that what happened was his 5-year-old decided to pick up and play with a White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

On the outside, the caterpillar looks quite fuzzy and adorable. Unfortunately, these caterpillars have black spines filled with venom, which is released as a natural defense mechanism. Within minutes of playing with the caterpillar, Bryant's son developed a rash and was rushed to MedExpress.

To avoid the venom and associated rash, it's best not to interact with the caterpillar at all.

Photo: Inquisitr, Reshare Worthy

Be careful what you pick up, you might regret it.

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