Recently, while petting my kitty, I felt a strange bump on his head. Mistaking it for a burr, I yanked it out. Upon examination, it appeared to be a small, round-ovalish, shelled bug. I dropped it from surprise, and I think it scuttled away. It was about a 4th the size of my fingernail.
Anyway, I want to know if this is some sort of pet-bug. If it helps, I live in IL and this cat likes to go outside and go under evergreen bushes. The inside of my house is generally clean and I don't think that is where he got it.
I'm not really worried about this, just curious. If any of you reading this are pet experts, or you have just seen this before, I'd like to know! I've conducted several Google searches, and it is not the "varied carpet beetle" (which was most of my results).
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Meet a blood-sucking tick, not to be confused with a humorous blue super-hero.
It seems the only thing left for me to say is, I've found one on my back one.
I had to get a sibling to pull it out. Considering, like someone else said, it hadn't latched on, your tick came off quickly.
They pulled it off with tweezers, but the head was still there, so it got infected. They say the best way to take a tick off is by sliding it off with a knife, but I would use a spoon.