I had been after this Roe buck for about a week. It was limping on a foreleg.
Shot at 2145hrs or so, neck shot and went straight down.
It was underweight and a 4 pointer. Had a look at the carcase before doing anything and I saw no ticks or keds.
So carried out the gralloch and slung in on my sticks and carried it 600 yards back home. Hung it and cleaned it.
Had a bath this moring as I was stiff from running earlier in the evening and noticed a small object on my right knee.
Out of the bath and took a closer look and it was a small tick.
The abdomen was not enlarged with my blood and it was less than 2mm accross but its teeth were in my skin.
I used the Trix tick lasso to remove it and it was so small it diasappeared into the hole in the end of the pen where the nylon loop goes.
I got it into an egg cup as per the photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/6735656...5463/lightbox/
Still alive and tried to get out.
Applied TCP to the area and will watch very closely for a skin reaction.
As its abdomen was not enlarged and it was so small am I right to think the risks are limited?
I hung my cammo jacket in the wardrobe over night so that was removed to air in case any more ticks are on it.