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Old 06 April 2015, 13:10   #11
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Originally Posted by The Gurnard View Post
Oh dear.. they are starting early this year..the snow is still on the hills

I fell asleep on the hill behind Arisaig once..tíwas a beautiful spot..with a small lochan..and beautiful views over to Eigg and Rum. I went home and started itching that night...thats when I discovered I was covered in those tiny chaps. Fortunately I had a girlfriend staying with me at the time..and she obligingly got the blighters out the bits I couldnít reach.

My bro had Lymes disease too.. he didnít know what was making him so ill..even his doc was at a loss. Then they checked for lymes disease and itt proved positive. He had it for a year by this time.. so even full intravenous treatment of antibiotics didnít help much..its only now..around five years later that he is starting to get back to normal. It goes for the nervous system in severe cases.

Nasty things ticks..I hates them ..I get them a lot too..but touch Lymes Disease yet..

So saying..I found doing tick searches with girlfriends quite fun
I'm extremely grateful that you refrained from accompanying this tale of obliging girlfriends and tick inspections with your usual selection of excellent photographs.

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Old 06 April 2015, 14:17   #12
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Naw..I couldnít do that Barrowboy.. can you imagine what Poly would say if I posting a photo of that ?

I have been walking the hills a lot lately and although I have not seen ticks yet.. the warmer weather sure made the frogs frisky ..or was it a toad in the hole ..I never can remember the difference ?

Im sure the amphibians can tell the difference but yesterday they didnít seem to care who was what or where... or even how many made a pair ..but thats spring for ya ...

Better go test out my outboards before I get a ticking off for spawning this thread with toads

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Old 06 April 2015, 14:26   #13
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Originally Posted by mick View Post
I've suddenly gone very itchy

You watching Wild Scotland on Sky...???? Just Great!..certainly gets the juices flowing!
Sure Looking forward to getting up again Boys!

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