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Old 05-29-2008, 11:14 AM
ShadowFacts ShadowFacts is offline
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Do ticks burrow under your skin?

In this thread , there is much lamenting about the evil nastiness of ticks and lots of tick anecdotes. jellyblue posted about a tick that had burrowed into his girlfriend's arm, such that only the legs were sticking out (ugh!). I have heard anecdotally that ticks can burrow under the skin and had always thought this was true, but my wife (a tick-hater in the extreme) does not believe they can - she thinks they just bite and latch on. There was no resolution in that thread as to whether they actually burrow or not, and my online searches have turned up nothing definitive, so I thought I would start a thread here.

So, can ticks burrow under your skin? All of them or only certain kinds? Which ones? Thanks in advance.