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Florida scientists warn against touching dangerous caterpillar

University of Florida doctors are warning about a dangerous type of caterpillar.

According to MyFoxTampaBay.com, the fur of the Megalopyge opercularis or "puss caterpillar" is covered in venom and touching it results in intense pain, vomiting and convulsions. 

The caterpillars are known to fall out of trees, doctors said, according to the report. 

The pain reportedly is worse than a bee, jellyfish or scorpion sting.

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