Ticks are usually the size of a poppy seed. Can you spot all 5 of them in this picture of a poppy seed muffin? Sure, ticks usually don’t hang out on a muffin, but th CDC released this picture on twitter just to illustrate a point: how difficult it is to spot them. After posting the photo, many Twitter users were grossed out, so the CDC apoligized with this statement:
Sorry we ticked some of you off! Don’t let a tick bite ruin your summer.
If you can’t spot all five, here’s en enlarge picture where you can see them more easily.
If you want to learn more about how you can better protect yourself against ticks, the CDC has a simple guide right here.