An adult deer tick, or Ixodes scapularis. The taiga tick is nearly a clone — only a tick expert could tell the difference. Courtesy of Graham Hickling hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Graham Hickling Goats and Soda Don't Trust The Goats; Their Ticks Could Make You Sick April 27, 2015 A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up bacteria and spreads them to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.