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    Procession Caterpillars in UK now WARNING

    Just a warning of these bleeders. They can be fatal to animals and very uncomfy to Humans


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43930702

    Here's another press cutting from an area I use in Spain = they are all over Spain

    https://murciatoday.com/the-processi...in_2295-a.html

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    Hi

    That is interesting as the UK article says commonly found on oak trees but where I have a house in Spain it is definitely pine trees that they are found on. I have known them to kill a dog. Need to stay well clear of them.

    Derek

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    Had one fall down my shirt collar once.
    Very nasty.
    There can only be 11 and I'm one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    Had one fall down my shirt collar once.
    Very nasty.
    How badly did it make you; and how long did it last for Stolts?

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    I read a story in murcia news, I think, there was a mountain bike race through a pine forest over quite a distance and 200 riders needed first aid after getting to the finish. I heard its like walking through nettles to be stung by a swam of bees. Just like my friggin shingles at moment. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!anger

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    No real surprise to me Mick, we saw loads of the white nests in pine trees all over Spain and France when we were away this winter. Can be lethal to dogs so Google for more information and be very careful with your four legged friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickDB1 View Post
    I read a story in murcia news, I think, there was a mountain bike race through a pine forest over quite a distance and 200 riders needed first aid after getting to the finish. I heard its like walking through nettles to be stung by a swam of bees. Just like my friggin shingles at moment. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!anger
    Can relate to the shingles; been there some years ago; after the chicken pox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    Can relate to the shingles; been there some years ago; after the chicken pox.
    Me too, my mother had it - went to her eyes, she lost a lot of her sight.
    Mrs Og had it too, shortly after our Son was born - Christ She was in a bad way.

    Take Care Mick and i hope you cope well mate.
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    Crimey, even their trails can be toxic.

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    For those with gardens in sunnier climbs where these blighters exist, you can shoot the nests with an insecticide pellet. A new Tosser sport is born. ATT will need a sub machine gun for his patch.

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    I read somewhere about spraying the caterpillar with hairspray to fix the hairs.
    Not sure whether it would work or do any good.
    Seems best advice is to just avoid.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanqhar View Post
    I read somewhere about spraying the caterpillar with hairspray to fix the hairs.
    I read that too, but its nothing to do with reducing the hazard, merely to ensure that they continue to look good all day long.

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