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ORUGA DE PELUCHA - WARNING - P.S.A. (Public Service Announcement)

Post by Chapalamed on Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:00 am

NOTICE TO ALL LAKE CHAPALA RESIDENTS
November 18, 2015.
We have received important information from the Chapala Dept. of Ecologia: We need to alert all of Chula Vista Fracc to the presence of a venomous caterpillar-like insect in our midst. This furry insect is called La Oruga de Peluche…which is Spanish for “stuffed animal” and that is exactly what it appears to be. Yet, it is a most dangerous creatures, especially to children, because it has spines that secrete very strong venom. Youngsters may think it is a small stuffed animal, one they are eager to pick up. But one touch can be deadly.
If you were to just touch the creature, its venom can enter your system, causing your muscles to become paralyzed, affecting your brain and causing you to go into fatal respiratory arrest. Clearly this is very serious threat.
The Bomberos responded to a possible sighting of Oruga de Peluche in Chula Vista, in a garden on Del Monte. This is reason enough for us all to be on alert. You can get more information by searching the Latin name of this insect: Megalopyge opercularis.
If you or your gardener should see the insect pictured attached, DO NOT TOUCH it and immediately call the Department of Civil Protection and the Bomberos/Firefighters at the number below. They will come to your home and safely remove the insect.
Depart. of Civil Protection and Bomberos: 766-5252 o 766-3615.
Por su atencion, muchas gracias!!


YOU CAN GOOGLE SEARCH IMAGES OF IT.
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Post by Rosa Venus on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:27 pm

That thing is weird looking. Thanks for the warning.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:29 pm

Kind of looks like one of those "merkins" that everyone was raving about......jaja.
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Post by Flamingo on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:30 pm

Just tell your gardener to watch out for a caterpillar that looks like Donald Trump's hair. Our is outside in the yard still giggling about it.



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Post by viajero on Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:32 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Kind of looks like one of those "merkins" that everyone was raving about......jaja.
Jaja.the merkins are coming!
The local Guadalajara news this morning was reporting that there were some in Tonala,and advised people to call the Proteccion Civil... or you could just step on them.

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Post by artesialulu on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:49 pm

viajero wrote:
CanuckBob wrote:Kind of looks like one of those "merkins" that everyone was raving about......jaja.
Jaja.the merkins are coming!
The local Guadalajara news this morning was reporting that there were some in Tonala,and advised people to call the Proteccion Civil... or you could just step on them.

That was my thought exactly. What is it that CP is going to do with them? What are the dimensions of this critter?
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Post by Flamingo on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:58 pm

Over on TOB, a friend made a snarky comment about the Donald bug looking like someone's "hair". The comment was edited out and he received a warning.


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Post by slainte39 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:37 pm

Flamingo wrote:Over on TOB, a friend made a snarky comment about the Donald bug looking like someone's "hair". The comment was edited out and he received a warning.



You are surprised???  The moderator is a big supporter of Donald Trump.....and acts just like him in his method for the solutions of the problems in his universe, which is a lot of hot air about what should and shouldn't be done for the public to breathe.
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Post by Dr. Sam Thelin on Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:01 pm


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Post by Flamingo on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:47 pm

OK Sam, content isn't available even if I log into facebook
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Post by Dr. Sam Thelin on Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:40 am

Flamingo wrote:OK Sam, content isn't available even if I log into facebook

Too much security...  Here it is:

https://www.aacc.org/community/divisions/tdm-and-toxicology/toxin-library/megalopyge-opercularis

http://articles.extension.org/pages/59611/ipm-action-plan-for-stinging-caterpillars#.Vko1LW7z9yo

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/Creatures/MISC/MOTHS/puss.htm

http://www.scielo.org.ve/pdf/ic/v51n1/art12.pdf

The "first aid" would be to use tape or tweezers to remove the spines that stick in the skin causing the problem. If the symptoms become more severe, visit your doctor.

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Post by Dr. Sam Thelin on Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:54 am

Possible mechansm of action of the toxin:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kallikrein

I have not found a single fatality on record yet from this organism, just severe pain.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=330790
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/772949-overview#a6

Calling the fire department on a fuzzy caterpillar is probably a little silly... Basta

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Post by sparks on Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:23 pm

The Donald is Venomous
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Post by kipissippi on Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:46 pm

sparks wrote:The Donald is Venomous

You can say that again.... and totally out of touch with reality. The man is scary and I'm so embarrassed that there are so many of my countryman agreeing with the asshole. The majority of folks are not going for it.... but how bizarre that there is ANYONE who would go along with him. It's almost like they made up their minds and nothing else is going to penetrate their iddy biddy brains. My mental picture of them is of them with hands over their ears yelling "LA LA LA LA ... I can't hear you!" at the top of their lungs. I have a friend like that and it saddens me.

Love what England is doing.
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Post by MexicoPete on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:40 pm

I totally agree with Sparks and kipissippi. At first I though he was getting good ratings because he was a comedian, but when I discovered that he had a true following by those who want him to be President, I was terribly saddened, and for that matter glad that I am here south of the border
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Post by barbicheesecake on Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:04 pm

I believe we have one in our back yard hanging on a tree. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow as the batteries in my camera are dead. Any suggestions on what to do, if anything?

BTW, we live in Chapala Haciendas 2.

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Post by bimini6 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:16 pm

Isn't this what we referred to as an asp? They are not only londe but there are also black ones. Their sting can really ake you sick.

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Post by ltollefs on Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:29 am

bimini6 wrote:Isn't this what we referred to as an asp?  They are not only londe but there are also black ones.  Their sting can really ake you sick.

An Asp...
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Post by Bubba2shoes on Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:11 pm

MexicoPete wrote:I totally agree with Sparks and kipissippi. At first I though he was getting good ratings because he was a comedian, but when I discovered that he had a true following by those who want him to be President, I was terribly saddened, and for that matter glad that I am here south of the border

I agree with you Pete.  However, remember I grew up in Alabama during the administrations of the arrogant racists John Patterson (remember the [i]Phenix City [i]Story movie of the 50s) and the  unspeakably dreadful segregationistt George Wallace. I will say one nice thing about George Wallace. in the 1960s he was an opportunist who said, after losing the governor´s race to the evil Patterson  in 1958 and was famously quoted as saying that he would never be "outsegged" again, that he, in the 1980s, sincerely apologized  to the  African American folks of that state which constituted 30% of the state´s population of 4,000,000 people for his disgraceful behavior when he occcupied the statehouse in Montgomery and  was most famously quoted as  saying"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever."   He later regretted his racist platform and, with hat in hand stood before the black folks of Montgomery and begged their forgiveness.  Of course, that cannot excuse the barbarity unleashed by the  racist crap  he extolled in the 1960s.  The graveyards of Alabama contain countless victims  attesting to the results of his irresponsibilty and that of his countless White racist ancestors 400 years of origin./i]

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