A red squirrel in Juneau has several ticks feasting on its blood. Note that the ticks are attached in places where it would be hard for the squirrel to remove them. (Courtsey Photo| Gus Van Vliet)

A red squirrel in Juneau has several ticks feasting on its blood. Note that the ticks are attached in places where it would be hard for the squirrel to remove them. (Courtsey Photo| Gus Van Vliet)

This October, think about blood-sucking ticks

This tick is very rare in Alaska, but that could change.

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