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Deep thoughts

I’m dog-sitting for Justin and I was out in the yard playing with Icarus when I noticed that the fence lining the property is full of potato-bugs (a.k.a pill bugs, a.k.a roly polys, a.k.a mini armadillos). Seriously, there’s the biggest colony of these little dudes that I’ve ever encountered just marching back and forth, guarding the property. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than one potato-bug at a time. So I started wondering, do potato-bugs have predators? Do they fear anything? I can’t imagine what would eat them. 

I don’t even want to look it up because I’d rather just think of them as fearless little armored creatures.