http://ht.ly/9MhEc heavy crop of acorns

http://ht.ly/9MhEc heavy crop of acorns in 2010 fueled a 2011 population bloom in white-footed mice, which stash acorns for food and begin breeding earlier in years when they are well-fed. That intersected with the 2-year lifecycle of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease, for which mice are the key host, and this summer could produce a bumper crop of infected tick nymphs looking to bite large mammals

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