No ticks on this beast

His eyes were clear, huge and beautiful. His fur was soft but with a bit of coarseness when rubbed the wrong way.  The  limbs thin and graceful and very muscular.  His ears were soft and clean. He had a few hairs on his chin. He died quickly, within 30 seconds of being shot with a bow and arrow.

He weighed 225 pounds, had a 6 point rack.  And he was not the biggest buck in the neighborhood.

I stroked his snout, ears and limbs, with affection and appreciation. And I checked him for ticks and found none.

A Magnificent Animal

Incredibly beautiful!

I saw him up close yesterday.  He looked just like his photo from a few weeks ago.

Felt his soft fur, smoothed his ears, looked into his big eyes and appreciated his life and magnificence. I stroked his limbs, admired his feet, touched his antlers.  The buck I touched also had two notches in his right ear, just like this guy. And he had the same antlers, same number of points.

He weighed 225 pounds.  A 6 point buck.

Lyme and the town physician

This is a good article until Dr. Joe England unleashes his remarks.

Joe is the town doctor in Jamestown, which is an island that has a growing tick problem, just like the rest of New England and other parts of the country and world.

Joe England says the town’s Lyme disease prevention committee, that he serves on, is doing nothing. The deer problem is apparently so out of control and there is no stopping the infectious disease from infecting us all. So there is not much anyone can do. (So, let’s not try.)

Prevention does not mean killing the deer.  It is taking precautions so you don’t get bit in the first place. 

Dr. England says, if you pull off the tick it is “not likely” that  you have contracted Lyme or the other diseases that ticks transmit.  This is so false.  Glad he is not my doctor.

Scientist expects outbreak of deer ticks in Jamestown | www.jamestownpress.com | Jamestown Press.

Weatherly – Defender of Americas Cup

Weatherly has a

baby blue hull.

I always thought the color was wimpy and made the boat less elegant than Intrepid, American Eagle, Stars and Stripes and other 12 meters.

Weatherly does deserve to  be included on the national registry.

Defender of Americas Cup listed on national registry | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal.