We were introduced to a new danger yesterday: ticks. D2 was petting Dog and discovered a knot, and pulled it out thinking it was a sticker. On closer inspection, discovered it was moving and had legs. We put it in a jam jar.
We did a little research on the internet (luckily it was working) and identified the bug as a tick. In fact it’s not technically a bug but an arachnid in the spider family. They carry diseases and can infect the host with all sorts of nasty things. Google it sometime. Our one was pretty big but I think we caught it before it caused too much damage. We are planning to watch the spot where we found it though.
We’re starting a board by the back door with pictures of all the things we need to watch for.