Mention whitetail predators and coyotes, foxes, black bears, and other mammals come to mind. But it’s the insidious tick that, attracted to carbon dioxide, can quickly overwhelm a small fawn as it sits motionless DeerTIckFemale[1]on the forest floor.

Ticks also spread Lyme’s disease, a crippling malady that is found in all lower 48 states and in near epidemic status in the Northeast and upper Midwest.

The folks at do a great job of explaining how prevalent this problem has become, what can be done about it, and how you can protect yourself against tick infections.

Photo (top): Natural Unseen Hazards