In what must be Ron Swanson’s worst nightmare, an evil menace is spreading across the US—a tick that makes you allergic to red meat. Originally confined to the southeast like other pests (alligators, cottonmouths, InsightCity, etc.) the Lone Star tick can now be found anywhere between eastern Minnesota to eastern Long Island. It seems that one bite disrupts your body’s ability to process “Alpha-Gal,” which is a sugar molecule found in red meat, and not Wonder Woman’s sidekick. Most people find out they have the condition when they break out in hives after a large, meat-filled meal, but there are also some who found out after taking medications that use Alpha-Gal (within gelatin) as an excipient.