These have been a hot news item lately in Central Texas. I did a news interview & Facebook Live broadcast yesterday to talk about them.
While these teardrop shaped caterpillars look soft and touchable, they are NOT! Asps have spines attached to venom glands that can lead to a nasty sting, rash, and other issues. Some people may have a more severe reaction than others and where you are stung (thickness of the skin) can effect things. You can read my previous post on asps HERE.
KVUE story here:
My technical skills are lacking, so I have no idea how to share the Facebook Live video outside of Facebook, but if you want to see it you can go to KVUE’s Facebook page to find it.