Invasion of the caterpillars.

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A holiday isle has been hit by a plague of caterpillars.<br />
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The invasion of the creepy-crawlies has led local residents to come out in rashes, develop blisters and even suffer breathing difficulties.<br />
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The brown tail moth larvae caterpillars, that are covered in hairs that can be toxic, have been found crawling all over some properties on Portland, Dorset.<br />
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One mother claims the numbers are so great she has been unable to leave her home with her two-year-old son as the caterpillars keep falling into his pushchair.