New tick in town:

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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    About 20 years ago I was at a local nature place and they had a few red wolves which are near extinction now but were native to the Southeast.... They tried to release them but they did not adapt, The ranger said because we have too many ticks these days... Apparently, the Natives used to burn the underbrush off to create prairie or at least kill the insects and cause fresh grass to sprout....

    Maybe we need a nationwide grass and brush fire to thin the tick population? Critters would still have several attached but it might be worthwhile if timed to not kill the early nesters.
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    And what about contributing to Global...opps I mean Climate Change? More CO2 in the atmosphere?


    By the Way THAT was a bit of Sarcasm Lefties! :D
     
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    ....."and the females reproduce without a male,"
    Perfect for this new generation. Now we have radical feminist ticks.:doh
     
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    The Longhorned tick was found recently on an opossum in Polk County, in western North Carolina along the South Carolina border. It’s about 90 minutes west of Charlotte.”

    my dream job - checking possums for ticks
     
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    :l I scratched my head on that one too... Never realized checking possums for ticks was a job possibility.
     
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    when I was kid my mom used to have to run em off with a broom when they got on our porch to eat the cat food. I almost pet one once because I thought it was a cat. it was quite traumatic for a 5 year old.

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    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    I recall someone once suggesting that the end of civilization won't come from nuclear war, but from ticks, mosquitoes and other creepy-crawlers. I tend to believe it.
     
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    I dream to volunteer to count ticks on beavers.....in Charlotte.:pra
     
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    Would ya be willing to bite the bullet, and count ticks on the cougars there as well?
     
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