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P1020813

Observed: 26th July 2011 By: WilliamBWilliamB’s reputation in InvertebratesWilliamB’s reputation in InvertebratesWilliamB’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

10mm or so in length with a large bloated abdomen.
I removed 13 of these monsters off a small Hedgehog the other day. They were literally sucking the life out of the poor little thing.

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sheep tick

They also go on humans so be careful,they can be removed but make sure you don't leave the head in.Most Mammals will get them and as you say with the hedgehog if heavily infested it can cause problems.

Fenwickfield