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Many are warned about dangerous caterpillars

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People in one city are on the lookout for dangerous caterpillars.

Puss moth caterpillars may look harmless, but are causing quite the concern for people in New Orleans. 

The inch-long caterpillar has venomous stingers underneath it's furry coat. Experts say the puss moth is just one of four stinging caterpillars in Louisiana.

A person can experience nausea, vomiting, and severe allergic reactions if stung by the caterpillar. 

However, the caterpillars are expected to go away as colder weather sweeps through the nation. 

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