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Deer tick

Observed: 6th May 2009 By: miked
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Ixodes ricinus 8060
Description:

Deer (or sheep) tick taken out of my foot. If you look very closely there may be a parasite living on the tick itself.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Jonathan's picture

Better look out for the

Better look out for the bulls-eye rash of Lyme Disease?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

miked's picture

will keep my eye out but tick

will keep my eye out but tick probably only attached for less than 24 or at very most 48 hours. Have had perhaps 50 ticks embedded over 25 years and been treated for Lyme about 3 times after developing symptoms. wonder what the rate for other people who spend a lot of time in countryside is?

Rapidly reconsidering the number of ticks as have had 5 in May already and autumn lying on the ground to photograph fungi is actually the time when most attack so perhaps rose tinted specs are evident forgetting just how many of the blighters take a bite each season.