Ticks and their removal!

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MikeLA

Full Member
May 17, 2011
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Northumberland
Looked at many different tick removal tools, most say to remove from the tool Either - coming into the head or it’s front or by placing the tool from the back of the tick to its head.

Which way do you all find on the different tools you use works for a clean removal of the tick. Hope you see what I mean
 

Paul_B

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jul 14, 2008
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718
Lancashire
It's funny but I've rarely seen leeches in the UK. Once doing volunteer conservation work, once near the top of a Lakeland fell and last weekend in a freshwater stream among a load of tadpoles and water snails. That was IIRC called Haweswater near Gaitbarrow in Arnside and Silverdale AONB in really clear water. Can't remember seeing any more than that. How common are leeches in the UK?