I don't know if we are to expect a bumper crop of ticks this year but be prepared. I shot a Roebuck on Tuesday morning, took it home and skinned it and got it hung up, there was a tick or two evident but nothing too drastic. This morning after I got out the shower I noticed a little black critter attached to my leg. I called the memsahib, along with her tick removal tool that she uses on the dogs, and she removed no less than eight of the buggers that had attached themselves to me.
I have lived in the Highlands for the last 12 years and have had three prior to this. I don't know if this was a one off or if the soft Winter has left a huge population of the little charmers intact. It has turned really warm up here in the last few weeks, as I have had no bother before I am assuming that the warm weather has kick started them.
Anyone else suffering?