CREEPY: U.S. Invaded By Armies Of Eastern Asian Tick That Spawns Without Mating
The Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. has witnessed a new explosion of a foreign species of tick.
Somehow, the tick landed here from Eastern Asia and, to listen to the media, one would think it should be called The Terminator for its horrifying description.
So far, there are no reports of disease, but the potentially dangerous critters have been described as “savage” for their insatiable appetites, i.e. ability to literally drain an animal dry of its life’s blood.
Stranger still, this tiny terror reproduces asexually.
The tick, the Asian longhorned tick (or Haemaphysalis longicornis), has the potential to transmit an assortment of nasty diseases to humans, including an emerging virus that kills up to 30 percent of victims. So far, the tick hasn’t been found carrying any diseases in the US. It…