Venomous puss caterpillars are back They sound like something straight out of a horror movie: it’s venomous puss caterpillar season in Florida. The cute ‘fuzzies’ look harmless but pack an excruciatingly painful punch. Their fuzz hides toxic spines that stick in your skin upon contact. One woman told local ABC News 10 that it initially felt like fire ants. Soon, she couldn’t breathe. Crying hysterically, the pain from her wrist to shoulder was so severe that morphine did nothing. What’s your states most avoided creature? What insects creep you out?