https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018 ... ondon.htmlThe caterpillars are covered in thousands of hairs containing the protein thaumetopoein, which can cause skin rashes, sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems.
People are being warned not to touch the creatures, which are most often found in oak trees — and to keep pets away from them, too.
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A toxic caterpillar variety is creating health issues in London. The caterpillar has been found in oak trees and the British Forestry Commission has issued alerts about the insects.
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