One thing I’ve learned working in the savanna filled with mammals and here, filled with cattle as well… the ticks are ferocious and plentiful. I can’t begin to count the number of ticks I’ve picked off my pants to date. Luckily only about 1 in 10 actually makes it past the pants and into my leg but I had 7 embedded in me the other day. A friend here wanted to use ticks for an experiment and so asked our help collecting them. I found 180 in a single day but others ended up way ahead. All in all, over the course of about a week he was given over 1500 ticks! Yikes!