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It is a sad fact that in every paradise there are the serpents. In this case its insects.  I will also point out that football was on the tv and the events that follow were the result of a mad dash at half time without due care and attention to my normal routine.

Last friday evening I was watering the apple trees and got bitten on my leg. I had been watching football on tv and when the half time arrived I made a dash to water the apple trees in shorts not long trousers. At the time I had not noticed anything on my leg but after a while it started itching so as usual I turned to my wife for treatment. As she was cleaning the bite she noticed something in it so out came tweezers, needle and something that looked like a splinter.  Then the drawing cream was applied with dressing so we expected it to clear up and be ok.

However, three days later I have a small crater in my leg which has yielded two more splinters and the wound is now very angry and scarlet in colour.  So after much nagging it was off to the doctors (I hate going to doctors) who looked at my leg shook his head when told I could not feel the actuall area round the bite and prescribed more cream.  But this stuff is certainly doing its job, the wound (yes wound) is getting better with the crater now becoming a small hole and healing nicely.

It appears I was the victim of the dreaded tick, which had attached it’s self whilst I was watering the apples, and I obviously knocked it off my leg without realising it.  Moral of story if you must live in a forest and water your fruit trees at this time of year and football is on the tv, do it before the football starts and  WEAR LONG TROUSERS!!!

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