Posted: May 18, 2008 7:30 pm
Couple years ago I went on a morning hike, came home and showered, hung around the house, went out to dinner, was getting into bed when I discovered a tick clinging to my, shall we say, deep groin. It came off cleanly but there was an angry red mark where it had anchored.
Unsettling sure but out here in CA there's tons of fence lizards which apparently have an enzyme in their blood which when feasted on by the tick nymphs will neutralize any Lyme in their little vampire bodies. Didn't seem to do me much harm, so I guess it's true. Hooray for lizards!