Ted Stroll Bitten by a Tick


Mike Vandeman

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person!


From: "Ted Stroll" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:36:46 -0800
Subject: Bitten by tick at Coe; advice?


I found three ticks on me after traversing the creek on Cross Canyon
Trail at Coe a couple of hours ago.

Unfortunately, there was a fourth that I did not locate until just now
after it had bitten me.

I removed it with my Tick Nipper from REI. (Good investment!) It was
difficult to dislodge even with this specialized device.

As a novice to tick bites, I ask: what is the risk of spotted tick
fever? Should I be making an appointment to see a doctor?


Is your will in order?
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!