Let us tell you about the time tent caterpillars killed 16 cows
It has proven to be a bumper year for tent caterpillars. Outbreaks of the insect typically occur every decade or so — which means plenty of caterpillars in the Sault’s history, and plenty of anecdotes from the newspapers! In the late 1930s, for example, reports came in of millions of caterpillars swarming northern Ontario. While Sault Ste. Marie was not hit as hard as other places, reports came in from all sides about the havoc caused by the insects.