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|Tick is the common name for the small arachnids in superfamily Ixodoidea that, along with other mites, constitute the Acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites (external parasites), living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. ...|
|...Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass where they will wait to attach to a passing host|
I have removed ticks from myself and from cats.
The buggers have no preference for watermelon.
Maybe they just like the colour red.
Could be many factors that might draw them to it - even the texture of the watermelon rind might do it, for all I know. Or maybe Joe misidentified the insects as ticks.
Given Joe's towering intellect, I wouldn't be surprised if he misidentified watermelon seeds as ticks.
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