Seed tick season. I do so hate seed tick season. Thousands and thousands of tiny little six-legged larval ticks, most less than the size of this period [.], and all eager for their first blood meal. I was that blood meal for about a hundred of the little suckers today. I stopped counting at a hundred anyway. And I did have the satisfaction of knowing that their first meal was also their last.
Guess it's time to add a roll of duct tape to my backpack, re-Permanone my boots and pants and adopt the paranoid attitude that every little tickle is a tick...man, I do hate seed tick season.
[seed ticks are the babies of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum]