The Paralysis Tick is responsible for 95% of all human tick bites in eastern Australia. The long mouth parts of this unfed female are clearly visible. Photo by Robert Whyte.

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  1. I have been bitten by a dozen tiny ticks about the size of a dot on this computer ………but I tell you this macropod 3 is at least 20 times bigger easy to see colours and patterns…. and gives a terrifc bite … I collect snakes and have done for 20years or so I have been bitten lots but this tick is very savage and really hurt on my neck i put turps on her and my wife pulled out head and all and I have been in pain with a ice on top of it for a while now hope this helps someone………do not play with this terror………………Alan

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