News about the bloodthirsty tick – ick! I think a tick bite was behind my mysterious illness and hospital stay in 2016, so I feel some empathy for their other prey.
The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.
Read about this recent discovery here: Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs : The Two-Way : NPR