Summer is the season for seeds!
Pointy, spiky, prickly grass seeds that can worm their way into feet and ears and eyes and under skin and be oh so ouchy ouchy.
Our furry friends all too often pick up seeds when frolicking around in the great outdoors. These grass seeds are very well designed to only move forwards. Tiny, sharp and very irritant barbs on the seeds prevent backwards motion. They are also designed to creep forwards in response to friction and movement surrounding them. This video very nicely demonstrates just how effectively a grass seed can wriggle into a swab.