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Snake Covered In 500 Paralysis Ticks Rescued From Pool

By Mark Pygas

If you've ever fallen victim to a tick, you'll know just how annoying they can be. Once they've gotten you, your leg will be red and itchy for the day. The same applies to our furry friends who get bitten, though it usually takes us far longer to notice. 

Now imagine falling victim to not one tick, but 500. Yes, 500. Tony Harrison from Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher was recently called to extract a carpet python from the pool of a home in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday. 

And when he got close to the reptile, he was shocked to discover that it was covered in hundreds of  paralysis ticks. Here's what that looks like up close, by the way.