Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tick Time

Here in the woods, ticks are as common as mouse droppings, but are a more plentiful and pernicious pest. I just picked a dead little bugger off my stomach while in the shower. I thought it was a mere scab, which on my body are as common as, as ... a simile eludes me.

I looked up tick varieties/photos/diseases online. Mine doesn't look like a deer tick; it's way too big. It wasn't engorged, because it was dead, probably from sucking my questionable blood.

I'll call my internist and ask her what I should do. Just add one more medical issue to the list.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Did you know that chickens eat ticks? Some of the West Warwick library patrons can be very informative.