So far this year I have been bitten twice by a Tick. And here I don't mean the slang for credit, and I don't mean the cloth case for a mattress or pillow, and I don't mean the clicking sound, and I don't mean a little person, but I do mean the Bloodsucking Parasitic Arachnid.
As I understand it, here where I live, there are at least four kinds of
Tick. The Deer Tick, the Brown Dog Tick, the American Dog Tick and the Lone Star
Tick. We might even have Wood Ticks, but I can't be certain. And it
was a Lone Star Tick that nestled for a while in my tummy button.