The invasion of creepy, crawly caterpillars

Every few years the north state endures an abundance of caterpillars, especially around oak trees. Today I finally looked up their name: Malacosoma californicum, commonly known as the tent caterpillar.

Here in the country, I don’t mind snakes. And I’m intrigued by mountain lions, coyotes and even bear.

But these fuzzy caterpillars are driving me crazy.
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