I grew up in the woods of Vermont. As a kid, we never worried about ticks. We were in the cow fields, the woods and hay fields. I never had a tick on me. In Colorado, we had to be careful of ticks because of Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever. I found one or two in the 16 years that I lived there..
In Tennessee, I actually had two latch onto me in the 12 months that I lived there. Here in Massachusetts, we have ticks. I’ve flicked off four so far this spring.
This one was a frisky little guy. I actually had a difficult time shooting it as I contorted around as it crawled around my leg.