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Red red wine (tic tac .. augh) That is not for me; <br />
Yet I beg of thee, <br />
One lock only give me of thy hair.<br />
Now the ghostly hour of midnight knell&#039;d,<br />
And she seem&#039;d right joyous at the sign; <br />
To her pallid lips the cup she held, <br />
But she drank of nought but blood-red wine. Canon  EF12mm II,Geotagged,Ixodes ricinus,The Netherlands,lyme,macro,sheep tick,soligor 12mm,soligor 20mm,soligor 36mm,tick Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Red red wine (tic tac .. augh)

That is not for me;
Yet I beg of thee,
One lock only give me of thy hair.
Now the ghostly hour of midnight knell'd,
And she seem'd right joyous at the sign;
To her pallid lips the cup she held,
But she drank of nought but blood-red wine.

    comments (13)

  1. (poem: The Vampire Female: "The Bride of Corinth" (1797) [Goethe]) Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  2. Great capture and well chosen poem, too, Ludo!
    But I have to admit that, as a dog lover, I belong to this creature's natural enemies...
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. This one I (ok my wife, I am not a hero if I don't have to be) stripped off of our Labrador Max. He seems to be a magnet for them:) Same goes for your dog I gues:) Thanks for the compliment, Gernot! Posted 6 years ago
      1. Also a vote for Lil for removing this creature Posted 6 years ago
        1. Thanks, I will tell Lilian so:) She was actually asking me to remove it this time, but I was thinking only about this shot. Without touching it that is:) Posted 6 years ago
  3. I love stawling in the woodlands and grasslands of my homeland. Though these critters tend to swarm out, invisibly, waiting, anticipating. Suddenly one of them crawls up my trouwers. I have been wayled!
    Though not very dangerous these creatures can spread their precious gift of Lyme disease. One of my nieces was bitten unawares while being abroad. She discovered the disease (bitten on her back) too late and now has partially limb face muscles Though not dangerous at all when treated in time this still is a lesson I don't want to learn.
    After each walk we tick-check each other. Just in case. Hey, we love walking, ticks don't stop us:) Remember that too:)
    Posted 6 years ago
  4. Funny thing the inconsistency in removing a tick. We normally twist the tick, grabbing it with a special tick removal tool. I saw a number of videos where pulling it is the best approach. Which method do you use? Posted 6 years ago
    1. I never had one myself, but our cat had one like this, fully fed, sticking out about 1 cm. I did not know what it was since it looked white. At the vet, it turned out to be a tick, and he simply removed it by twisting 90 degrees each time, by hand.

      Hugely interesting and somewhat scary photo, one for the homepage!
      Posted 6 years ago

      1. Thx for the promotion! I hope I did not give food for nightmares here;)

        It is good to be back at JungleDragon, I've been quite busy lately. Time is on my hand a bit more now, so you will all see a lot more of me. Yeah!

        As for the tick, you've never been bitten? Wow, I have only been bitten a few times in my live, but I always look for ticks during this season, on my body that is.

        I can imagine your worries as to something sticking out of your cat. I would not experiment on our pets if I had no clue as to what it could be.
        Hey, as to the rotational removal approach, thanks, I'll stick to it as it is a vet's approach too.
        Posted 6 years ago
        1. Welcome back, sir!

          Nope, somehow I managed to never getting bitten by ticks, not that I know of at least :) I had less luck with malaria mosquitos and leeches though :)
          Posted 6 years ago
          1. Yes, you are absolutely right, you lucky bast*rd, only about the ticks though .You have beaten me with the Malaria thing major big time, I still remember. That wasn't fun at all for you and yours. Wow, and leeches too. Yech, nasty things those. Did you remove the leeches yourself? You the man:) Posted 6 years ago
        2. Replying to this comment because your other one is at the deepest level, can't reply there.

          I did remove the leeches myself. They were only quite small though :)
          Posted 6 years ago
  5. Nicely done, Ludo! Posted 6 years ago

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''Ixodes ricinus'', the castor bean tick, is a chiefly European species of hard-bodied tick. It may reach a length of 11 mm when engorged with a blood meal, and can transmit both bacterial and viral pathogens such as the causative agents of Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis.

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Uploaded May 26, 2013. Captured May 26, 2013 19:17 in Voorstehoutdijk, 6031 Nederweert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/4s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm