This is a public information post and it might put you off your tea.
Last week, in what turned out to be a timely manner Mr Uhdd took delivery of a O’Tom Tick Twister a device for the safe removal of ticks. Now we don’t get many ticks in this neck of the woods, but some of the places Mr Uhdd goes fell running do. The yukky little blighter can carry the potentially fatal Lymes disease
Mr Uhdd was running in the Lake District
and Scotland last weekend, where they do have ticks.
Tonight I came home from dashing here and there to be asked ‘I’ve got a tick on my bum, can you remove it please?’ Oh joy!
So I watched the video, about tick removal, which is pretty gross, donned gloves (as instructed) and took the little plastic crowbar to the wee beastie
and twisted. The tick is now double bagged and residing in the freezer* (also as instructed, this apparently is so if he is unfortunate enough to get ill in the near future, they can see if the tick was guilty after all.)
Do you want to see a picture of the tick in situ? (if you don’t; click away now and look at some more Lakeland views)…… … don’t say I didn’t warn you!
It could have been worse, you want to hear where his fellow ‘Fellrunners Forum’ mates have had ticks sink their teeth!
*The last ‘wildlife’ we had in the freezer was a dead bat, but that is another story