National Geographic : 1949 Jan
Why the night holds no terror for Tarsius THE PHILIPPINE TARSIER, Tarsius carbonarius, has the largest eyes, in proportion to its body, of any mammal . . . and for a good reason. Not until the black jungle night closes in on the bamboo thicket where he lives does Tarsius ven ture forth to find his food. And his night life might be a continuous nightmare of attacks by owls and other preying enemies were it not for his ability to see so well in the dark. Without moving his tiny body, Tarsius can turn that head of his, with its enormous eyes, so that he can look directly to the rear-almost instantly. And if what he sees alarms him, he can jump six or seven times his length to another bamboo perch and safety. Owing to these special abilities with which nature has favored him, the tarsier's completely at home as he hunts by night in the bamboo thicket. And truth to tell, he's probably safer in his jungle haunts than you are in your more civilized surroundings. Tarsius doesn't drive a car on crowded high ways. He can't scald himself with hot water or trip over a toy left on the cellar stairs. He doesn't have these worries. But you do! Accident insurance was invented to take these worries off your shoulders. It can't prevent a mis hap, but it can keep an accident from costing you a lot of money and worry. If you trip over a bicycle left carelessly in the driveway, or otherwise bang yourself up, accident insurance will pay your doctor and hospital bills. It will help provide money for your family to live on, till you're well again. Accident insurance is an essential-but inex pensive-part of a well-rounded insurance pro gram. Why not let your Travelers agent or broker tell you more about it? MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS TheTravelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut. Serving the insurance public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.