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Old 02-16-2009, 08:18 PM
Location: Amsterdam and Berlin
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I am in Berlin. It is 3 am. and I just found a tick crawling up my leg. Okay, I went for a long walk in the woods this afternoon, but it's been snowing all day for crying out loud. Maybe this tick was hibernating in the dog bed, I don't know...do ticks hibernate? All the dog/cat bedding is sealed in bags for the moment. Has anyone heard of ticks in February? Can anyone help me out here? I apologize for the slightly desperate tone, but ticks in the wee hours tend to get to me. Especially in the middle of a snowstorm.

Many thanks in advance,
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:01 PM
Location: mass
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good god.

Ticks in the winter.

Ugh. I thought we only had to deal w/them in the spring and fall.

What a pain in the a$$.

Make sure someone checks you out pretty good, you know your hair and esp. behind the ear.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Location: Rural Northern California
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While ticks are most prevalent in the spring and fall, they can actually be found all year long. Sounds like you got unlucky...at least it didn't bite you!
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