Some cool Tick images:
Female Pacific Coast Ticks
Image by goingslo
The Pacific Coast Tick is a three host tick which commonly feeds on rodents, especially squirrels, as subadults, and on cattle, horses, deer, and humans as adults. This is one of the most widely distributed ticks in California. It is found throughout the state except for the very dry regions of the central valley and the southeastern desert region.The only other areas it has been collected in are Oregon and Baja, Mexico (Furman and Loomis 1984).
I believe these are two females…the males have a different pattern on their backs.
Deer Tick Bite
Image by chrismek
I talked to my Doctor today and Doc says I screened negative for Lyme disease. Takes a load off my mind!