Hey ho - During a short vacation in SC I found a small tick walking on my belly. Here are the circumstances:
early morning - went to a state park (some swamp - many catapillers) - went back to hotel room around noon - showered, napped and went to another park just east of Columbia. from lets say 2-6. Then had dinner - returened to room around 8pm - found tick wandering around on my stomach.
Scopped up the little bugger and put him/her in a baggie - it is still alive.
Now I think the tick is from the 2nd park visit as I think it wouldn’t hang around during my shower but you never know. What is the chance this guy/gal bit me and moved on? The only other time i got one she burrowed maybe 1/4 - 3/8" into my skin (I did find out that that one was a female deer tick).