Stay Away From Fuzzy-Looking Caterpillars

(Richmond)- Warnings are being issued to Virginians to stay away from furry-looking caterpillars.  The Virginia Department of Forestry says the puss caterpillar looks like a small porcupine but is covered in venomous spines.  Officials say the creature is about an inch in length but can cause a painful reaction to your skin.  These caterpillars are mainly found on elm, oak, and wild plum trees.  Folks are being told to seek treatment immediately if they come in contact with them.