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"POI-SON III-I-I-I-IVEE!"

Have you ever had it? NASTY STUFF.

I've had poison ivy a couple of times in my adult life and I NEVER WANT IT AGAIN. I find it odd that throughout my entire childhood, I NEVER got a dose of poisoning from poison ivy...and we kids were always out in the woods camping, exploring, walking through foliage, weeds, etc.

I don't get it.

I even caught it once from petting a dog that had been rummaging through it.

EASIEST WAY TO IDENTIFY IT: The most common poison ivy resembles the state of Michigan. Of the three leaves, the far right one looks like Michigan; the far left leaf resembles the state of Michigan reversed and the middle leaf looks like our state with a 'thumb' on both sides.

So there ya are. Stay away from this crappy stuff.

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