We are under siege with caterpillar's

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Well this is going to be the year of the caterpillar"s, I'm trying to work in yard and they are dropping out of tree's on me. I am sweeping off the porch and squishing under my shoes. Everyday they get worse. The road is full of them, I sure don"t know why there are thousands of them. Maybe if they turn into butterflys, it will be alright. Have you got any where you live?

-- Irene texas (tkorsborn@cs.com), April 14, 2002


I haven't noticed any yet Irene, not in WV, nor in MD.

It's still a little cool here, though.

Do you have any chickens or goats, and can they eat these critters?

-- Rick in SW West Virginia (Rick_122@hotmail.com), April 14, 2002.

It has just warmed up here in the last two weeks, and the tent caterpillers are everywhere you look. They will be on the march soon, devouring everything.

-- melina b. (goatgalmjb1@hotmail.com), April 14, 2002.

Sorry, western Arkansas here.

-- melina b. (goatgalmjb1@hotmail.com), April 14, 2002.

Thank goodness, none here..my chickens would be delighted though! Alabama has more than our share of crawly things already!

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), April 14, 2002.

have seen a couple of the black woolies, and one army worm.

-- Rose (open_rose@hotmail.com), April 14, 2002.

Dear Irene------I'll send you some of my ducks -----they eat anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha!!---

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), April 15, 2002.

Caterpillars are EVERYWHERE here in north central FL, dropping just like there, Irene. We have those that have the tall antennae that stick out, 2 in front and one on the end, with a redhead. Speaking from experience, they BITE and leave a very sore place, and you don't feel them drop on you either, so be careful if'n ya got those kind!

-- juana (juana@simple-living.com), April 15, 2002.

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