National Geographic : 1949 Jun
Chlamyphorus wears his backdoor THE FRONT END of the South American arma dillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, comes to a rather sharp point. But from the rear he looks as if he had met up with a buzz saw. And his square-cut tail-end is covered with a bony shield, hard and glasslike. While his sawed-off torso adds little to Chlamy phorus's beauty, it does help him to keep out of the way of trouble. When he meets up with a snake or other enemy, Chlamyphorus turns tail, scoots for his burrow, and digs himself in. With his powerful, spade-like paws he wedges his body tightly into the ground. Then his rear end shield becomes a strong, securely sealed back door, closing the burrow perfectly and protecting him from harm. In coping with trouble, man has improved vastly on Chlamyphorus and nature. He has developed locking doors, safety devices and prac tices, rules of the road, and other measures to fend off trouble. He has also figured out a way to keep unavoidable mishaps from costing him a lot of money and trouble when they do occur. He does this through insurance-accident, life, and other forms of protection. And to make his insurance do the best job possible, the wise man seeks the advice of an expert as to what kinds of insurance he needs and how much of each. Right in your town is someone well qualified to help you build an insurance program to suit your individual needs and to help you keep it up-to-date. He is your Travelers agent or broker, and his help is yours for the asking. Why not call him today? MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford 15, Connecticut. Serving the insurance public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.