What does "to dig a tick" mean?

The phrase is "the hare dug a tick from the scraggy skin under her jaw". Thank you.

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  • 9 years ago

    Ticks have a way of fastening their mouth parts so securely that it takes a concerted effort to remove them. The hare's resort was to scratch at the pest until it was dislodged, scratching being equivalent in this sense to digging.

    Source(s): Life. Observation. Appreciation.
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