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BE ALERT

Caterpillar of the oak processionary moth. 

Extract from an article on The Forestry Commission website:

People in parts of London and Surrey are being reminded not to approach caterpillars of the oak processionary moths which  emerge from oak trees in these areas. They are also being advised to keep children and animals away from the caterpillars and their nests, because the caterpillars' hairs can cause itching skin rashes and other health problems. The public is urged to report any sightings.

 Further information can be found at:

www.forestry.gov.uk 

These caterpillars can cause serious health problems in dogs.