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Toxic caterpillar sting sends
local child to hospital

From the Sept. 12, 2018 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   As if the fire ants and gnats weren't enough, local residents now need to start keeping an eye out for a pest that can cause a lot of pain even though it looks like a sweet, plush, little toy or nature's version of a living cotton ball.
   Oakland Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Doug McCannon reports that last Friday evening emergency workers responded to a call from a mother concerned about the pain her child was experiencing after stepping on a strange insect, which ... The rest of the story.