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Caterpillar not so dangerous

Warnings are circulating by email and on social networking sites saying the White Hickory Tussock - a caterpillar native to Canada and parts of the U.S. - is dangerous, but some experts say people shouldn't be concerned. Charlene Donahue is a forest entomologist with the Department of Conservation in Maine. She spoke with the CBC's Jonna Brewer Thursday to set the record straight.

The warnings about the White Hickory Tussock being dangerous aren't really accurate, but they can cause allergic reactions in some people. City of Fredericton

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