Reaching into the green beans. Something stung my finger. Started looking in there, without my glasses on, and everything up close is blurred without my glasses. Saw something odd, that didn’t look natural, looked like it should be plastic. Finger hurts, finger getting numb and tingling at the same time.
In the house for glasses. Oh, look at that, WHAT is that! Finger hurts, still numb. In the house for the camera. Take pictures, finger not numb but hurts worse.
In the house to Google PA poisonous caterpillars, cos I obviously just got a little dose of a poison.
Saddle back caterpillar. Never saw anything like it before in these 60 years of being outside doing things. So I won’t die or lose a limb or anything, but it will hurt for a while. You can Google him for more info. I’d say watch out for them but this is my first one in all these years so what are the chances of another one?
One article I read says you would find them on deciduous trees, and sometimes on corn. Does this green bean plant look like a tree? No, it looks like a Japanese beetle-eaten green bean plant.
Guess I’ll wear gloves to pick beans from now on. My finger hurts.