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#50 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 12:08:41 pm
Something is up.

Either everyone is suddenly talking about it, where they didnít before, or thereís a veritable plague of Ticks upon the land.

Itís been a frequent topic amongst friends and acquaintances of mine around here, across the country and even in the US. Itís clearly a more common than usual observation amongst UKB posters, too.

Lack of long enough cold/subzero temperatures last winter? Shift in pesticide habits? Explosion/collapse in hedgehog (/a.n.other tick bearing mammal) population?

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#51 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 01:44:49 pm
In my experience there are definitely more about this year. I am like a magnet for them and get covered so know the usual hotspots, however this year I'm picking them up from places I've never had a issue.

Even got one at ansteys on Wednesday?

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#52 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 02:28:48 pm
I agree there must be more about than usual - I've not seen any yet but there was mention of Rhiw Goch, I was there about this time last year bashing through the ferns and didn't encounter a single one.

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#53 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 04:00:21 pm
Explosion/collapse in hedgehog (/a.n.other tick bearing mammal) population?

red deer fucking everywhere around Eastern Grit in The Peak

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#54 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 07:03:23 pm
Weíd benefit from some apex predators patrolling the countryside, chewing on the UKís deer and sheep..
https://rewildingeurope.com/rewilding-in-action/wildlife-comeback/wolf/

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#55 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 10:41:45 pm
Interesting article, thanks. That
would  liven up picnics on the Longshaw estate no end.

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#56 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 10, 2021, 11:34:15 pm
Interesting article, thanks. That
would  liven up picnics on the Longshaw estate no end.

Wolves, no probs. Along with Lynx, they were all over the forests around our house in the Ardeche and my wifeís farm up in the Carpathian. Heard but rarely seen.
Bears, on the other hand, can do one ( actually, they tend to do whatever they want, akin to the Gorilla with an assault rifle).

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#57 Re: Tick-borne disease in Europe
July 26, 2021, 11:21:19 pm
3 more ticks from either shucks lair or woodwell fyi

 

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