Hi This is not funny story but this might happen to any of us in wooded areas like Bavaria ,Tirol and Austria etc and even Scotland and Yorkshire moors ! Two years ago in Germany my husband asked me to look at a spot on his bum . Out came the magnifying class and we saw to our horror that there was a tick firmly attached . I then googled it before removing with tweezers and got all of it out . We took a photo of it and disposed of it . We were in Bavaria at the time and as luck would have it it was a bank holiday ! The next day we went to a pharmacy and explained what had happened and much to our surprise they made an urgent GP appointment within the hour ! My husband was given a vaccination which apparently would reduce the likely hood of encephalitis and told him to return within a week for another shot of the vaccine and get the results of a bloodtest . The tick was a deer tick which can be a carrier of Lymes disease as well as encephalitis , both very nasty indeed. All turned out well in the end till we got back to France where much to our horror I had to remove another tiny one from his tummy .This time I did not get all of it out and luckily a kind lady in a nearby Pharmacy in Joinville finished the job. By this time we hoped that the vaccine was effective and did no more about it and there were no nasty symptoms as a result . We came to the conclusion that my husband is a tick magnet and now take all possible precautions applying insect repellent and have also invested in some insect repellant clothing as well . So let us be careful out there !