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Hogweed – Heracleum, a very nasty plant, can cause severe phytophotodermatitis if the sap gets on human skin, but it’s huge so very attractive to people, especially kids who think of using it as a telescope or pea shooter. The parks board person who was nearby said they know about it and are waiting for special clothing to arrive before they can get in there and dig it out (which they have to do every year, since by the time they get in there, surely it will have seeded).

Here’s a video created by WorkSafe BC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ9P1preCGM

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