You know for such a little creature..it sure does cause a lot of havoc. Growing up in Maine I never knew such things existed. I spent a lot of time hunting and fishing as a child with my father and brother and we never came home with one of these bad boys, I mean bad girls, on any of our persons.
With such a mild winter, at least here on the mid-coast, I'm thinking this spring may just be a record tick season. I guess we'll have to be prepared to tuck our pant legs into our Bean boots early on and when that gets too warm, to slather ourselves down with repellent. And of course lay in a good supply of Frontline for the dogs.
Take a look at this map...
One of those red dots is hovering and smothering our property in Waldo County. I guess it could be worse. We could be living in southern NH, all of Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Or, heaven forbid,
anywhere in Tick Central..New Jersey or Wisconsin.
I don't think they've evolved enough to sprout flippers so I guess I'm still safe in my boat?
It could be very scary out there in the pucka' brush, chasing down some wild brookies this coming season!