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Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Nov 5, 2015.
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My wife found it in the middle of the night, and of course had to wake me up.
The miniature world has some truley frightening creatures.
Are those poisonous?
Aww, no stinger?
Um, ya. Won't kill you, but hurts like heck.
Not one in sight.
Our most dangerous critter is this little fella
Does not look that scary ;-)
rNo it doesn't.
Ixodes ricinus reaches a lenght of 4mm as an adult. Carrier of Borreliose and TBE. Youre probably familiar with both.
Borreliose Is a decease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, often found in deer. It is transfered to humans by Ixodes ricinus when it sucks blood. Borreliose can cause paralysis, inregularities in heartrytm and nerve damages in generel.
TBE. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (virus) well..... Thankfully its not that common here......yet.
I think we face a higher risk of being killed by a mountainbiker when in the Woods here No bears, snakes or alligators. Those ticks are very common though and pretty anoying
Ok, now its Scary
I bet more people die every year from diseases caught from tick bites than from scorpion stings.
Ugh! Deer ticks. Lyme Disease. >:-(
The creepy crawlies that you can't always see are the worst!
Had a scorpion about the size of an adult palm find it's way into the house a few years ago. Luckily the cats tore it apart before I discovered it. Didn't mention it to the others, otherwise I think they would've freaked out.
I've read that the little ones are far more poisonous than the big ones.
Yes, their venom is more dangerous. The big ones are imposing looking!
But I've had more nasty critters than them on my property....big black widows in the garage, a rattlesnake in the backyard while I was doing landscaping (that gave me a good scare!)
Yes, the little ones are the worst.