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Cape Breton Rabbits Infested With Ticks

Photo Credit: Neila MacLellan

A Cape Breton woman warns that the rabbits she's encountered so far this year have been infested with ticks. The photos she shared were from rabbits in Grand Narrows and Ottawa Brook. She advises pet owners to be aware to protect their pets.

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Apparently Opossums eat thousands of ticks. They're ambulating tick vacuums. We need to encourage more possums to come to tasty and delightful Cape Breton. Also, foxes have been found to be a keystone species for reducing Lyme disease-carrying ticks in a region. So we need more foxes too! Think we could start a program for fox and possum resettlement to the Island?

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