From the bloggers at Roadtrekking:
Nature is beautiful. Wondrous. Awe inspiring. But the reality of nature, sometimes, not-so-much.
But the little things…ah… the little things that trip us up. And right now I’m thinking of — Ticks. They climb onto the tips of leaves, lay on their backs with legs and proboscis poised to grab and wait for a tasty dinner table to pass by.
We each picked up several as we hiked throughout Theodore Roosevelt National Park on the way to the Photo Safari. One on a shirt. One in pants. One attaching itself to my chest. Several crept their way under my wife’s shirt and began to insert their creepy, invasive little proboscises into her flesh.
To read Roadtreking’s humorous account of dealing with a tick stuck to a toe, including first aid advice from the Well-Meaning Walmart Little Old Ladies Medical Corps, Battalion 6, click here.