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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Cold and windy day wildlife in the Great North....

Posted on 2011.02.21 at 08:28


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2011-02-26 16:13 (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful pictures Mechling. The deer are delightful.

Because we have our cottage at the edge of a wood we occasionally see deer in the evening. Here they are called 'tick-hotels' due to them being infested with the little blighters. The ticks, which sometimes carry lime disease, attach themselves to animals, and people, so check out yourselves and your beloved pets.

It's quite the sport in Sweden during the summer, last thing at night, we investigate each others bods for ticks with the help of a lamp. (That reminds me of a wonderful scene in Threshold *sigh* :) :) :)

I was just replying to Maewyn's post from the 17th of February and mentioned how bothersome the snow has been here lately.

Take care lass.

mechtild at 2011-02-26 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
Tick-borne lyme disease is a public health issue here, too. But I think the ticks are not present in this weather. Here June and July are when the ticks hatch and mature. Not that there aren't deer about then, but it's not much of the year. That's when there are warnings about looking for ticks if going in the woods, especially through brush or undergrowth. Lyme ticks are so tiny, though, they are easily missed. The standard ticks are easy to spot.

You've been having a heavy snowfall this winter? It was that way here, too, but only for the first part of the winter. We are looking at the same dirty, melted-frozen-melted-frozen snow piles that were there in early January. Bleh.

I hope you are staying tucked in and warm, my dear. It's a treat to hear from you.

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