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Old 05-29-2008, 11:15 AM
BMax BMax is offline
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Here is a good photo of the tick's head. See the part with all the barbs? The tick inserts that into yor skin. Grabbing the tick by the abdomen and pulling it out may cause the head to break off and stay attached to your skin.
Here is a good article on removal of ticks.