David Attenborough Meets a Hedgehog Parasite That Feasts on BLOOD | Micro Monsters | Nature Bites
David Attenborough meets an extraordinary parasite - the ixodes tick, which primarily lives off off hedgehog blood!
Ixodes scapularis is commonly known as the deer tick or black-legged tick, and in some parts of the US as the bear tick. It is a hard-bodied tick found in the eastern and northern Midwest of the United States as well as in southeastern Canada
From Micro Monsters with David Attenborough Season 1 Episode 1, "Conflict": Right beneath our feet is a secret world of disguise and espionage, social networking and courtship, rape and pillage, parenthood and relationships. Sir David Attenborough investigates how macroscopic residents outwit their enemies to survive.
Micro Monsters is a series narrated and hosted by Sir David Attenborough, who takes viewers deep into the world of bugs. Pioneering macroscopic techniques allow Attenborough to explore in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye. Each of the three episodes explore a different aspect of the little-known lives of insects, from the deceptive defensive mechanisms harboured by spiders and scorpions, to the creation of colonies and how social arrangements develop.
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