Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar - (Spilosoma virginica)
Though its hairs are not poisonous, they can irritate skin, so it is best to just admire the Virginian Tiger Moth's caterpillar.
The Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
hairy; spiky; rust orange; red; irritate; black rings between orange; black head.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.