Posted by Caroline on June 04, 1998 at 07:44:15:
In response to Polecats, Poison Ivy and other hazards...., written by CathyW on June 04, 1998 at 03:51:18
A polecat is, a big ferret! It's also exceedingly rare, except in Northern Scotland, and even there it's not common, very shy, and unlikely to come anywhere near a human. (this from memory...I'll be able to check later!)
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak don't exist in England either.There isn't anything that is that horrible, and recurs from year to year. The only thing I can think of is Stinging Nettles which cause a painful but temporary rash, which isn't really life-threatening, just very uncomfortable. If you happen to find Stinging Nettles (which are a good source of emergency food if treated properly, and make a really interesting wine....)then you might also be lucky enough to find Dock as well. A slightly crushed Dock leaf, rubbed vigorously onto the affected part to spread the juices can alleviate some of the itching and soreness.
- Polecat Holly 17:01:12 6/08/98 (0)
- How about the Herb, Rue? NFM Earlene 03:10:09 6/07/98 (1)
- About Rue Earlene 03:20:57 6/07/98 (0)
- Stinging Nettles Katy B 21:58:24 6/04/98 (0)
- No poison ivy or oak?! A wonderful land, indeed! (NFM) ElaineL 17:44:17 6/04/98 (0)
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