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Beware 'woolly bear'; look-alike critter stings


September 28, 2017

A spotted tussock moth caterpillar at Jones Point last fall. Natalie Helms photo.

People who come across the furry, yellow and black caterpillars with white plumes crawling around Haines should look but not touch, a Juneau scientist said.

While many people call them woolly bears, retired ornithology professor and Alaska Departm...

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