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Ticks

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by henricho, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. henricho

    henricho Engaging Member

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    I was out tonight after rabbits in one of my permisions and i decided to lay down in a hedge which over looked a warren. When i got home i took of my wellies looked down at my trousers and noticed they where covered in small ticks must have been at least 20 of the little buggers. I found another four on my legs. Needless to say i am now going to spend the whole night imagining them crawling all. I just hope i haven't missed any.

    I have never even seen a tick before now apart from on the cat. I think it must of been as the grass was wet and warmed by the sun dont think i will be laying in any long grass again lol.

    Has anyone else had ticks. Any good tips on how to avoid/detect them?
     
  2. Bowser

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    One handy tip to remember is about getting them off. A ticks biting parts are slightly curved, sort of like a corkscrew. Dont just pull at them but also twist them clockwise at the same time. Should make sure they come out fully intact. Ticks are a bit of a worry as their bite can infect you with Lyme's disease.
     
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    Had a few attach themselves to me a couple of years ago after lying in the field waiting for the rabbits. Wasn't funny, the Mrs accused me of having crabs.

    Little buggers had got on my upper thighs and belly. I just gritted my teeth and burnt the little sods off with a fag end.
     
  4. Oryctolagus

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    Tuck your shirt into trousers and trousers into socks.
     
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    apparently any nasty pathogens they carry dont get transmitted for the first 24 hours because they are busy sucking blood into themselves. (only what i have been told)
     
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    You can get a plastic tool of tinternet for removing proply, it's only cheap. Could be a good investment.... Atb John
     
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    They'll probably be a problem this year after the mild winter we've had.
     
  8. hun73r666

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    making me itch just reading this!
     
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    Thanks guys. Hopefully i got them all before they could hide
     
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    just so you know bud not beeing funny just some advice never burn them off as you can cause them to be sick and vomit inside of you and pass on lymes disese look it up bud it worried me when i burt one off the mrs i was going nuts :( very annoying little buggers
     
  12. DaveC_24

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    I bloomin' hate ticks, as I think do most people. I pull them out where possible to reduce the risk of disease (this was once not possible as it had actually burrowed under the skin), but I place put them in the microwave for a bit afterwards just to make sure they won't be causing any more problems...
     

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