• Mother warns about dangerous bug hiding out at parks

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida mother is warning parents about a dangerous bug hiding out at parks, including in Pennsylvania.

    The woman said she was watching her son play when her arm started burning.

    Tara Forbes said she was sitting under a tree when she was stung by a poisonous caterpillar.


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    Forbes said her arm began to burn and quickly turned into joint and bone pain.

    Forbes said she saw white fuzz, proof it was what is called a puss caterpillar

    "My arm swelled up from my fingertips to my shoulder up into my neck and even into my chest here," Forbes said.

    Two months ago, a teen who also lives in Florida brushed up against one of these bugs while clearing trees.  The sting left him with a burn on his arm.


     

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