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Gigantic tick

Gigantic tick
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Copyright: Monica Wiegert (magiqa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 0 N: 67] (718)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-21 13:14
Viewed: 4695
Points: 12
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This disgusting tick, Ixodus ricinus in latin, sat on my dog's mouth. It was the biggest tick I have ever seen. Afterwards I found two other, smaller ones, between her eyes. The back of the tick (fästing in Swedish) is filled with blood from my dog. Some years ago these spider-animals were rare, but now they are spread by the deer. They can also cause a serious infection, borrelia.

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To hojper: The tick is a kind of spider!magiqa 1 08-23 19:52
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Oh yuck, Monica. I really feel for your dog... and you because you had to remove it. My dog gets lots of ticks, but I have never seen one this engorged. I'd say this is a 2 point photo strictly because of the gross factor. Hope your dog is Ok. :-)

Obviously I have mixed feeling about this picture :-)
But - we're here to learn and not just admire the beautiful things

Yes, that is disgusting. I have removed hundreds of those when we had our dog. And I still don't like walking in the forest in shorts in the summer for fear of these, since they are also quite fond of humans. A good trick to put a measuring tape next to it. But why category Spiders?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-21 20:00]

Oh! this is a tick. I never saw such creature before.
A very good post. Picture and note.
Thank you, Monica

Its truely is disgusting, but what a fine picture with the tape for sizing. Well done. Uhhhh there horrible!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-18 11:37]

hi monica. very interesting photo. really Gigantic tick. good composition. tfs. regards

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