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Poison plants a woe for hunters through fall

Updated: October 3, 2006, 7:01 PM ET
By Joe Macaluso | The Advocate — Oct. 3, 2006

BATON ROUGE, La. — Dr. John Brantley knows it's coming. So does Dr. Greg Ferrara.

It is a rash of rashes.

"There are a lot of hunters building tree stands and getting their food plots ready and we're going to see a cases of poison ivy," Brantley said.

The three-leaf plants are green in spring and summer but take on the reds, browns and yellows of the fall when the plants continue to produce the oil — urushiol — that makes poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac ...

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