Tic borne Lymes can be quite nasty quite quickly, and here in France in the spring and summer, it's recommended that you keep out of the woodland areas or at least tuck your trousers into your socks/ wear wellies or boots, a hat/cap and cover up round your neckline. A lot of people think that ticks only come from the ground up, but they do get onto leaves in trees and can fall on you if brushed against. Pulling a tick off can be dangerous, because you could leave the head behind. You need to twist them off with either the correct tic 'tool' ( easy to buy anywhere including pet stores) or a pair of tweezers. In France it's a visit straight to the ''Urgence'' for a dose of antibiotics. If you have been attacked and removed and not had anti b's and start to feel flu like symptoms or aching arms/legs, get medical help immediately.
-Not all who wander are lost ( Tolkein)
-'' Live life then give life '' (www.lltgl.org.uk)