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Gunderson in Journal of Mammalogy (November 1952) 33(4). Copyright 1952, American Society of Mammalogists. Used by permission.


A red-backed vole (Clethrionomys gapperi), with a tick attached to or just under the inner corner of the eyelid at the canthus, was caught in a live trap on July 11, 1961. This is an unusual place of attachment and it is difficult to understand how the tick could have become attached at a point where it could easily be scratched off by either the forefoot or hind foot of the vole.

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