Because I have nothing else today, I will talk about ticks. Yesterday I was whining about being trolled because I once commented on a facebook post about ticks. I forget what the original post was exactly (besides ticks) but for some reason, I felt compelled to comment that I grew up in this area (Sault Ste. Siberia and Birch Point Beach) and the first time I *ever* saw a tick was after I was 50 years old.

Uber Kayak Woman and Radical Betty and I went hiking at Naomikong Point and after we returned to the moominbeach, RB encountered a crawly thing somewhere on her body. We did not recognize it and she did not want it on her body so she captured it in a plastic container and I drove us into Sault Ste. Siberia to the Chippewa County Health Department to ask, “What is this creepy crawly critter?” It is a TICK! YICK!

Fast forward a few years and the eastern yooperland (among many other places) crawls with ticks. Naomikong Point is a sure bet and the JimFin Nature Trail (JimFin is my late brother) is another sure bet to find ticks. As are a lot of the places on the North Country Trail where the GG does trail maintenance. I have not really picked any of them up here at the moominbeach but I bet they are around, just not on the beach, where there is no tall grass for them to sneak up on mammals and whatever else ticks prey on. I did see one in the kitchen the other day but I think it came off the GG’s clothing… I killed it and put it in the garbage.

So I’m not sure why saying that I saw my first tick (in this area where the original poster and the troll both live or at least grew up) after 50 was troll-worthy. Just that some people are born trolls and that’s why I rarely post or comment on social media. I guess my blahg is social media but I don’t get a lot of comments (which I am *fine* with) and the few troll-ish comments I get are from people I know VERY WELL in real life. And love. And they can just suck it 🤖 if they don’t agree with my opinions. AKA I hate Trump and MAGA!

One Response to “Polly-ticks”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Such a strange comment to be trolled over–just your personal experience! How can anyone argue with that? I’ve never seen a real tick and hope to keep it that way. P.S. Is there any way to guard against them without wearing a Haz Mat suit?