Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase

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 Feb 22nd, 2019 by sworrall 

Modified Feb 22nd, 2019 at 7:57 AM

As winters grow warmer in North America, thirsty ticks are on the move.

From The Atlantic

We found the moose calf half an hour in. He lay atop thin snow on a gentle slope sheltered by the boughs of a big, black spruce, curled up as a dog would on a couch. He had turned his long, gaunt head to rest against his side and closed his eyes. He might have been sleeping. The day before, April 17, 2018, when the GPS tracker on the moose’s collar stopped moving for six hours, this stillness had caused both an email and a text to alert Jake Debow, a Vermont state field biologist who stood next to me now with Josh Blouin, another state biologist, that moose No. 75 had either shucked his collar or died.


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