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Monday, March 31, 2014
A live backlegged tick, also known as a deer tick, crawls on the surface on a penny. The tick was pulled from the skin of a pet dog at a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, March 31, 2014. Due to a mild winter in western Oregon, the tick population seems to be booming this spring. Blacklegged ticks are known to carry Lyme disease and other tick-transmitted diseases.
I'm pretty much a "live and let live" kind of person, but a tick feeding from my beloved dog is another matter.