We own this. I can only assume it's full of ticks and spiders and snakes. I don't venture out too far except with the dog as my trusty companion, guard, and guide. The other day I wanted to walk all the way down to the creek but the dog ditched me half way down the hillside. I soon could hear splashing and I could almost see joy radiating off of that little dancing black beast. I should have know the trust I gave her was unwarranted. I led the way back home.