'Deer' tick

'Deer' tick

Observation - 'Deer' tick - UK and Ireland. Description: Garden suddenly teeming with these small tick ?juvs today. Can't sit down for more than five mins without getting one. Fortunately they seem to be too small to get into my thick skin. Probably not i/d able from this, but the carrier is almost certain t

Garden suddenly teeming with these small tick ?juvs today. Can't sit down for more than five mins without getting one. Fortunately they seem to be too small to get into my thick skin.

Probably not i/d able from this, but the carrier is almost certain to be deer - specifically Roe Deer.

I put it back on a leaf to see what it did. True to form it started waving its front legs about, 'searching' for a host to grab (2nd pic).