It seemed pretty cool to have dozens of deer hanging out in our backyard. We got over the fact that they devoured our treeline from 6′ down – they needed food.
Unfortunately, with deer come deer ticks. As they frequented our backyard, they also left their payload on the trees and I guess I picked one of the little suckers up while mowing the lawn.
Had I done a little more homework, I would’ve had this under control right away. I accepted the diagnosis by the Nurse Practioner and didn’t ask questions. Wrong move!