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I admit that while I have an affinity for the less popular members of the animal kingdom, probably more so because I don't have a tolerance for fear based on ignorance, I have my limits.

This is where I draw the line. If anybody can give me a good reason not to kill these little bastards on sight please speak up, or accept partial responsibility for all the ticks I squash in the future.

JimG 8 June 5
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It depends on how you kill it? Will it be done in a humane way?

I usually squeeze them between two finger nails.

I don't believe killing a few will change much though. Possums work well.

I do kill them quickly and humanely, if only to insure there's no time for them to escape.

@JimG They don't move that fast, but they're good at hiding.

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No mercy

btroje Level 9 June 5, 2018
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They have families to feed too

swapping baby yarns 🙂

@walklightly if there being tactful is it tic tac lol?

They suck!

@JimG indeed

@JimG indeed

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Noooooo! Don't squish them! Haha, JK. I hate those bastards, too. Kill away!!

Insectra Level 8 June 5, 2018
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What good do ticks do? Seriously, I want to know.

parasites don't.

there better for the planet than humans and many creatures feed on them

@LeighShelton, well, compared to humanity anything's better.

@walklightly I guess you are correct. A tick can only bite you and give you a curable disease. We can kill each other and give it no thought.

@walklightly, @dalefvictor you bet it is. we do kill everything in our way directly or indirectly including ourselves and don't give a flying fuck. did you know a full tic is a vampire bat infants living lunch box?

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in this case your killer instinct be blessed ... oops!

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Nope. Damn things serve no real function other than being opposum snacks.

And the opposum are welcome to any that I don't see first.

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