As I was looking at a deer in my yard this afternoon, I noticed something on both of the doe's ears. It looked like ticks to me and after searching the web I found pictures of ticks on deer ears. The explanation is that the ear is the most difficult part of the deer to remove ticks by scratching. This obviously is true for dogs also(have pick many ticks off and around my dogs' ears). I don't think these ticks carry Lyme disease in our locale. I hope I am right or I may have a red halo around my next tick bite.