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Old 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM
johnpost johnpost is offline
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the dog tick is bigger both before and after feeding than the deer tick.

dog ticks don't get huge on people because you usually find them before they have fed very long.

deer ticks being smaller can get engorged ( long enough to spread disease) on people before being discovered.