posted on Aug, 26 2006 @ 03:31 PM
It turns out to be real
The 'fur' of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact. The reactions are sometimes
localized to the affected area but are often very severe, radiating through the limb and causing numbness, tingling, rashes and blisters, and more
systemic symptoms such as chest pain and anaphylaxis. Ironically, the resemblance of the larvae to soft, colorful cotton balls encourages people to
pick them up and pet them.
[edit on 26/8/2006 by Wig]