[Ed. – Good grief. Some nasty rashes in the photos at the link. Don’t touch.]
An infestation of toxic caterpillars that can cause irritation, rashes and breathing difficulties has been identified in and around London, according to the UK’s Forestry Commission.
The organisation issued a warning not to touch the creatures.
The larvae, or caterpillars, of the oak processionary moth (OPM) were first spotted emerging from egg plaques in mid-April.
The Commission has now identified more than 600 sites for treatment.