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Observed: 15th October 2012 By: FoxgloveFoxglove’s reputation in InvertebratesFoxglove’s reputation in Invertebrates

screwdriver in 3rd photo is approx 2mm wide. Found on my brothers knee!

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did it come off easily, or did you have to prise it off? It looks pretty full up.

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Health risks associated with tick bites in UK

Hampshire is a high incidence area for Lyme disease

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I suspected it might be a

I suspected it might be a tick, especially since we'd been to the New Forest that weekend. As far as I know it didn't need to be prised off... he only mentioned it to me a couple of weeks after finding it! I have already sent him the info on what to look out for with Lyme disease as a precaution but will definitely reinforce he looks at it now.
Thank you both for your help.