Wanted: Furry Friend to Munch On

I prefer cotton rats until I get a little older.

I'm so hungry! All I want to do is eat so I can lay my eggs and die.

I'm a juvenile deer tick in desperate need of my first meal. I promise to inject any participant with a mild local anesthetic to dull the pain!

Yes, I am a parasite, but I promise to leave my host as soon as possible! Our parasitic relationship will be over almost as soon as it begins. Well, maybe in a few days that is.

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Nymph Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

You can find out more about me here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixodes_scapularis