Python infested with 500 breeding ticks felt like a bag of marbles, Australian rescuers say

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A python covered in more than 500 ticks was discovered in Australia this week — and the parasites felt as disturbing to the touch as they looked to the eyes, rescuers said. Picking up the carpet python from a backyard swimming pool on Queensland’s Gold Coast was like “holding a bag of marbles that were moving under my hands,” said Tony Harrison of Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catchers,...

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