This is not a tick; it is an eagle. Well no, it is not an eagle, but that is what we call large moths and this is the largest moth we have ever seen! Fortunately I don't have any pictures of ticks, which means we have not had any ticks, because you know I would take a picture if we found one.
Living in a known tick zone, and knowing two people with Lyme Disease, our family performs regular tick checks. These tick checks often result in a few tickles and lots of giggles, but no ticks yet. Aidan calls them "tick tacs", like the candy; more giggles all around. One night while examining each other for ticks, Avery asked me if I had ever had a tick bite.
"No", I answered and explained that I didn't perform tick checks on myself until I was an adult, and I had not regularly gone places as a child that would have put me in contact with ticks.
"Well that's not fair", Avery replied. While I've heard the phrase "not fair" countless times from my children, they have never used it on my behalf. Perhaps it is unfair that I did not tromp through tick infested fields or climb up and down tick infested trails when I was a child, but I'm making up for lost time now. Tick tacs beware - we're looking for you and we're armed with a camera.
Posted by Molly at 9:01 AM