Blood-sucking ticks are killing young moose at an alarming rate

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, January 4, 2018

Blood-sucking ticks are killing young moose at an alarming rate in New England, and wildlife managers in Ontario are worried that the trend could spread here in time.

The ticks have always been here. But as winters become shorter and milder, ticks in some areas are multiplying as never before and latching onto moose.

A study in the Canadian Journal of Zoology found that over three years, an average of 70 per cent of moose calves in New Hampshire died during the winters.

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