I pulled, the little sucker hung on. Look how it was lifting my skin up. It must have really liked my blood. Eventually I prevailed and got it out. And in the process I squished the life out of it. But here it is gorging itself with its mouth buried deep inside my skin moments before death came from above in the form of a pair of blue tweezers.
It was yet another deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). Here was the 1st tick of the year.