Invasion of processional caterpillars in Île-de-France: “If your dog’s tongue turns black, it must be cut off”

“The forest is over! Until the end of July, we don’t set foot in it anymore, ”says Charlotte. For her walks with her two dogs, she gives up the shade of the massifs and confines herself to the fields until the caterpillars turn into butterflies. “There is no question of taking the slightest risk,” she insists, warmed by a meeting with oak processionary caterpillars that could have cost her puppy her life last spring in the woods of the Grande Vallée in La Queue-lez -Yvelines (Yvelines).

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