Number 8
The Tick

A TickThe tick can be found in most forested areas throughout the world. A tick will hide in tall grass or shrubs and wait. When an animal brushes against it, it will hook on its legs and hitch a ride. When it has found a place where there is a lot of blood, it will shove its mouthparts in and start sucking blood. After it has drunk its fill- this may take several days- it will drop off and wait for a new host. It transmits diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and African tick bite fever.




Previous Next