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Wearing a shell on your back is like walking around carrying a sign that reads “I was here before you were!”
Not many beings can say they predated pretty much everything but the Big Bang and bacteria.
However, there are a few modern-day individuals who are still around to represent, among them turtles and tortoises, reptiles such as crocodiles, and (inexplicably) the beings with feathers.
Surviving global temperature extremes and enormous planetary potholes hasn’t been easy, of course. But as they say, “out of sight out of mind” – i.e. if they can’t see you they can’t eat you.
So when you do cross paths with one of your own, that can be an exciting occasion indeed. You want to catch up, share the news, trade tips on finding lunch without becoming lunch, discuss “cuteness” and other matters of national species security….
How can Bruce dial down the cuteness? Is it even possible?