I hate ticks. Parasites have the upper hand in the animal world, and some are useful but many are annoying and a great many are horrifying.
I pulled two ticks off myself today and this was the second. One strip of packaging tape made short work of it, though, and a high-res scan is as kind a treatment as the next few minutes of its life will see. Check out this bastard, and understand that by the time you read this it will be nothing more than a cinder.
I really, really hate ticks. All ticks reading this now: you are a sucka MC in my sight, and I will treat you accordingly.