The rumors are true. Forestville’s Bob Knepper has contracted Toxicodendron radicans,otherwise known as poison ivy, an irritating rash.
“It’s never good news when you have poison ivy, but it’s pretty mild,” Knepper said.
Mr. Knepper’s yard does not have any poison ivy within its boundaries and he is not saying how he came in contact with it. However, he has previously contracted the rash and expects it will run its natural course.
Several residents were aghast when they heard the news. “This is typical for Bob Knepper!” exclaimed one. Another said, “Freaking Knepper man.” Knepper himself is quite dismissive of the entire affair “I don’t understand what the big deal is? It’s a rash.”
To treat the irritant Bob is taking short, lukewarm baths and antihistamine pills to reduce the itching.
Mr. Knepper’s wife had not comment about the matter.