National Geographic : 1949 Nov
His ears give Dipodomys a head start THE LARGE KANGAROO RAT, Dipodomys specta bilis, lives in an underground house built for easy escape from marauders. His dwelling is a maze of tunnels and cozy chambers. And there are many exits; any of which Dipodomys can reach in a flash-should a coyote, or other enemy, start digging for him. Even such a silent intruder as a snake, slithering down one of his front halls, seldom catches I)ipo domys unaware. For he hears two ways-through the air and through the ground. Large resonance chambers, which take up half his skull space, allow him to detect dangerous visitors through the ground vibrations they make as well as the sounds. And he scoots the other way before he loses the head start his remarkable de tection gives him. With his supersensitive hearing and his many doored house, Dipodomys seems well equipped by nature to duck trouble. But in dealing with mis fortune, man has gone Dipodomys and nature one better. For man not only has figured ways to get out of the way of trouble. He can also provide, through insurance, for losses which his unavoid- able misfortunes may entail. Think of this: If you are hurt, accident insurance will help you meet your expenses while you're laid up-and pay your medical bills besides. And through life insur ance, you can make sure that those who depend on you will have an income, no matter what happens to you. If thieves break in, burglary insurance will repay you for the loot they take away, the dam age they leave behind. To make sure you have enough of these and the other kinds of insurance you need, call in your Travelers agent or broker. 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.