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    Default Thousands of blood-sucking ticks found on bodies of Canadian moose

    Not good news if the trend gets worse...

    Jean-Pierre Tremblay, a professor in the department of biology at Laval University in Quebec City and principal investigator on the moose research project, says unlike other species, such as white-tailed deer, moose tolerate the ticks until it's too late. Many moose end up weak with anemia.

    Their skin also becomes inflamed and they change their behaviour, he says, spending more time grooming, rubbing against trees until their fur comes off and less time eating.

    "That's a critical time of year, at the end of winter, when they have used most of their fat reserve, especially for calves," said Tremblay.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...oose-1.5452694
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    Just another reason to shoot them all before the ticks get them right? *sarcasm*

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