Caterpillar Infestation in Saskatchewan Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Emily Senger reports in Motherboard:
Millions of wriggling, hairy, blue-striped caterpillars are eating and pooping their way through the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan, in the worst forest tent caterpillar infestation the area has seen in well over a decade.
Melissa Lebersback, a resident of Weyburn, Sask., went camping at her usual spot in Moose Mountain Provincial Park, near the Manitoba border, on the weekend of June 4 and 5 and found the women’s washroom unusable due to a giant mass of caterpillars blocking the front door.
“They were two-to-three inches thick on the ground in front of the door,” she told me. She posted a photo of the caterpillar pile on Facebook, which has since been shared more than 6,000 times. . .
Trigger warning: More caterpillar photos at the link.