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A tick, about 1cm long or smaller
I think steve is right. That scares me since I found two of these guys on the inside of my jacket :s (the purple fluffy part n the photo) I was lucky enough to not get bitten
Yes definitely a tick. Grass mites are barely visible.
Around where I am they sometimes drop from trees but mostly found on field grasses. They hang around at the top where the grain is and latch onto anything that brushes against it. They are attracted to body heat. I've even watched as I walk by and see them rear up and their front legs reach out like a baby wanting to be picked up.
Hi, This isn't a tick, it's a grass mite. Not sure of scientific name but it's highly common around the upper north shore, my cat gets them all the time. I'll look into it for you.
oh interesting. Well, I normally wouldn't go camping or bush walking so I should be ok. Though, for next time, I'll keep what you said in mind.
There is a something you can spray on your clothes. Only spray it on your clothes not on your skin. Permethrin. It really works for me. It will last 6 weeks.For your head you can spray or soak your hat in it. Great for clothing and camping material. But don't use it around cats.
Yes I know. Though you can't avoid them because apparently they fall down onto you
Becareful I read there is one that can cause Paralysis
Spotted on Sep 17, 2012 Submitted on Sep 20, 2012
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