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As I am a taxidermist also, I have found that ticks are abundant on deer
throughout the winter. On foxes, I have discovered that some ticks will
burrow into the skin and become dormant.  I noticed  these small dark spots
on the inside of the skin and I cut some out and low and behold they were
live ticks.  And, a fox in mid-winter will still have plenty of fleas!!

Terry L.Miller
Kearney HS
Clay Co., MO
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Foreman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:37 PM
Subject: Ticks...Dang! They're out!!


> I was clearing some trails on our farm this afternoon/evening and
> low-n-behold...while changing clothes, Mr. Tick was found crawling up my
> arm.
>
> This seems a little early, but who knows.
>
> So much for the ol' theory that "hard winters' are hard on the bugs"!!
>
> Oh, wait a minute, I forgot, it's "global warming".
>
> Anyway, be sure to check yourselves over after roaming the fields and
woods!
>
> Also, if you have pets, you may wish to make sure they are back on the
> heartworm meds (if you take them off the drugs during the winter months).
> The 'skeeters are out too!
>
> Bob Foreman
> Smithville, Clay County
>
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