These little things are nasty. They are flat and green and sticky and they were just looking for a lovely bearded face to get all tangled up in.
They are called "Beggar's Lice," which is a sickening name and very appropriate. H-Mom apologizes. This photo is the aftermath. It looks like cat vomit. Our apologies also to all the cats. We don't even think that cats could make this disgusting of a hairnest.
She could hardly make it home she was so distressed, biting and rubbing and trying to get the little hitchhikers out of her paws and her legs. And her beard and her moustache. So not right.
It took H-Mom an hour with the fine tooth comb, and the world was right again.
Where to walk? Down the middle of the highway?
We hate these things.