Island’s Lyme disease ‘epidemic’ may call for unusual treatment – guns

No doubt about it, the use of firearms is the most expeditious way in which to deal with the white-tailed deer that carry disease-carrying ticks around the Maine island of Islesboro. This Bangor Daily News article looks at the “epidemic” and the proposed fix. Here’s the deal: Our warming climate is only making conditions in Wild Nature better and more hospitable to wood and deer ticks. And to think that I used to spend whole days hiking across a Pennsylvania state park without worrying at all about picking up ticks. I wouldn’t do so today.


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