I saw this Hickory Tussock Moth while walking back down the trail of McAfee's Knob. It caught my attention because of its bright white color. I had never seen one like it, so I decided to take a picture of it and not hold it because of the unknown detail of whether or not it was poisonous.
tracks of front & rear feet
tracks of both beet
track showing edge of webbing between toes
scat and tracks
tracks of right front & hind feet
Plot 702, Appalachian Trail
Sorry, out of focus!
Sorry, another out-of-focus image! My bad for using the iPhone instead of a 'real' camera!
left front track (3 5/8" wide 4.5" long 7.5" long with plantar pad) in 1*2*1 lope 34" to front of right two feet, (front then hind), 51" to front of left hind. 79" to tip left front foot, 122.5" to tip of left hind (2 difficult to see), 153" to tip left front next group. Trail width = 6 3/4"
galls on shagbark hickory leaves
9 scats in 10' x 10' area. bedding area?
yearling cub track RR 3"W 5 1/4" L LF 3"W 3"L all with claws mama RF 4" wide 5" long