CLARE COUNTY, Mich. — Michigan officials are warning the state to be on the lookout for a poisonous caterpillar.
The Clare Area Chamber of Commerce posted an alert about the American dagger caterpillar, after it was spotted during a hike on Mid Michigan College's campus.
If you ever come across one, do not pick it up.
Both children and adults can be affected by them. Symptoms include the following: stinging sensation followed by a burning, itching sensation on the skin which can develop into a rash.
According to insectidentification.org the larvae feed on the leaves of popular neighborhood trees like oak, ash, elm, alder, willow and maple. They may be found on the ground nearby.
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