This week's Cajun Thing of the Week is...
A schnille is what we Cajun folk call a fuzzy, stinging caterpillar.
When I was a kid, the yards and trees were often plagued with these caterpillars in the Spring. The legions of fuzzy, horned beings were fascinating, yet scary.
We don't see many schnilles any more. I often wonder if the little guys were killed off by the pesticides from the mosquito control trucks in the area.