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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tick Me Off!


Near Holt,
Minnesota

We went to this Wildlife Refuge to rest up some.


The place was ideal. The only sounds to be heard were birds and frogs.  I heard my first loon in real life while there.  Saw some swans too but was unable to get a photo.  Also the fireflies came out at night.  That was a treat as I haven't seen fireflies since I was a little guy on a vacation out to Missouri.  Ah, but there was a problem.


Although the bugs were next to nothing, the abundance of ticks in the grasses made up for it.  Here is Tickbait gathering up some to bring inside the RV.  I have to say the flea and tick medicine I apply to her every month really works.  They abandon cat right away once inside.  Then they come for me!


On one walk I came across these prints. That is a big animal.
A bear?


  There were ponds and canals in the refuge but I couldn't really go out exploring and hiking what with all those little bloodsucking buggers out there waiting.


 So instead of staying a week here, we bailed out after just two days.



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