SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new way by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn against the threat of tick bites during the summer months has triggered a social media frenzy.

Instead of the rather dry and boring news release, federal health officials tweeted a photo of a poppy seed muffin and asked users to try and spot five ticks in the picture.


They were hardly ready for the response.

Eventually, the CDC official issued a tweet proclaiming — ” Sorry we ticked some of you off! Don’t let a tick bite ruin your summer. Protest yourself.”