Spring's the time of all sorts of things in bloom. I've always hated caterpillars and even went through a rather phobic stage as a kid. I remember going to a playground with my cousin and having an awful time trying to avoid stepping on them. Now I just stamp them out, like the one I saw at my friend's doorstep the other day.
It's easier to avoid the turtles which wander the paths and streets this time of the year. Kids collect them. I'm not sure why. Maybe since I wouldn't touch them.
One year for Pesach (Passover) we were with friends and all the kids were playing together. One of their occupations was collecting turtles. They had a bunch in a pail, and one of our friends freaked out about it screaming about cruelty to animals. He forgot about cruelty to kids. It wasn't very pleasant.