Illinois and Iowa Residents, Don’t Touch This Cute Fuzzy Caterpillar
This fall, if you see this cute fuzzy critter crawling around, don't touch him. If you do you'll regret it.
If you touch this little guy, expect to get a rash that will last for days!
It called an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar, and according to InsectIdentification.org, you will find these 'cute' fuzzy caterpillars in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest this fall.
So what happens if you come in contact with one?
Their bristles break off and embed themselves into your skin. The toxins stored inside the hairs have a stinging sensation if touched
A burning Itching sensation and rash will develop and last quite a few days.
Experts warn parents to teach your children about the danger of these caterpillars and to keep them away from them.
If you see one STAY AWAY AND DON'T TOUCH.