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post #41 of 64 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:06
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Excellent news Terry thanks for the update we wish you well for a continuing improvement.

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Now that's good news

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Here's one I saw earlier.

I didn't know what it was at the time and I still don't know if it's related to this topic.

I was at a campsite in Croatia between Split and Dubrovnik last April and saw this in a tree beside my pitch.
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Hi
Better than winning the Lotery. Jensen our GSD has been given a clean bill of health, still lots of meds to take but fighting fit.
We were expecting a bill of between £600 to £900 for the emergency treatment, injections, drips and constant care, we could not believe that the final bill was £130.00 and that included a lot of the on going medication. What a great country.
In no way do we want to be allarmist but, the vet said that 10 mins later and the result could have been fatal.
If you see them spray with hair spray and burn. I realise this sounds harsh but not nearly as bad as having your pet choke to death on his swollen tongue and throat.
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im so pleased the outcome was so great and jensen is going to be OK bless.
It really does serve as a warning. I never thought of hairspray I use that on spiders though if they are big.


SCEPTIC that does look like a whole nest of many and as its in a pIne tree I say defo is.

They come down at night in their long line.
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Caterpillars

Beware there are lots of nests in this area we spotted them around Marsellian,Agde area last week, our dog was stung 4 years ago we nearly lost her! luckily we found a vet within a hour, she could not get her tongue back in her mouth it was so swollen and blue I had a ice pack in a picnic pack so I held it on her tongue until we reached the vet .

In this area they are usually gone by mid March but Millau, Rodez further north they are still about in May! before you get to the Millau bridge on the right on side there are hundreds of nests in the pine tree's.
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Last year we saw these as far north as Poitier. They were in a single pine tree in a picnic area. That was in April.
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So glad Jenson will be OK

Never come across them myself

but forewarned is forearmed

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We came across several lines of processionary caterpillars in the aire at Provins yesterday.

We were quite alarmed as we didn't expect to see them so far north - not exactly a pine wood but three small pine trees on the grass verge in the aire.

One of our dogs is a real 'sniffler' and has to get her nose into everything and the older dog eats anything that stands still for long enough so we upped and moved after a quick look around the old town. Thankfully both are OK.
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Processionary Caterpillars

Once again time to give this thread a <bump>

Processionary Caterpillars are VERY VERY dangerous
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