Sorry if it's hard to see, he was really down in there and the wind was blowing.
Can't really tell from the pic but I don't think so. Looks more like a potato beetle.
Looks more like small crab spider, to me. Any chance of another picture?
By the way, please include your general location when you have an identification question.
I just looked at the pic again, and this time it does look like a tick. But a better picture is required to be sure. Next time can you knock it onto a piece of paper before photographing?
Yes, it is definitely a tick.
I vote crab spider.
Yikes, which tick is it that has a pattern like that? There's only a handful of species in the U.S. and I haven't been able to find an image that's even close. :-( Educate me!
yikes. My daughter had a tick behind her ear. Freakin creepiest thing ever, and hell to get off. Poor baby. Plus I'm an arachnophobe so that didn't help... wonder how I love crab so much really.