Buck moth caterpillars making their appearance, how to treat stings

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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 9:37 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - There's no better place to experience spring than New Orleans - from the mild weather to the great festivals.

But the season also brings the buck moth caterpillars that hatch and drop from the live and water oaks in the metro area.

The insects come in big numbers, and when touched can produce a painful, burning sting.

Zack Lemann with the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium was in the studio with information on how to treat a sting and much more.

As the weather gets warmer, the Cool Zoo Wild and Wet Splash Park opens Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Audubon Zoo.

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