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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    Caterpillars Attack! Puss sting hospitalizes bus rider

    Caterpillar sting sends student to the hospital (San Antonio Express-News)

    SAN ANTONIO —A caterpillar that looks like a harmless ball of fur but carries a painful sting sent a Reagan High School student to the emergency room Monday morning.

    The student reportedly was riding in a school bus when she was stung. Her condition is unknown.

    In a Facebook post in July, doctors at Cedar Park Emergency Center north of Austin issued a warning about puss caterpillars, calling them “cute little guys crawling around in your garden.” Also known as asps, they are, in fact, one of the country’s most venomous caterpillars.
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  2. #2
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    Oct 2003
    Eew, eew, eew! I was stung by one of these as a kid. It fell off the ceiling and onto my arm - hurt like heck. This happened at our lake house down near Austin.

    Those things are just nasty (and I like most bugs)!

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