Everybody’s seen them. Little trilobite looking things that scurry for cover every time you pick up an object that’s been left on the ground a few days. They go by many names. Few of these provide useful information about the animal’s pedigree or lifestyle. If I call the little armor-clad creatures anything I call them sow bugs.
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Nature sounds courtesy of Lang Elliott at musicofnature.com.
Theme music written and performed by Josh Clement.
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