You see meltwater scything through land forming titanic glaciers, penguins leaping from the waves like kids in a bouncy castle, a grey owl utterly unreal in its otherworldly beauty, and a wood louse
the size of a dinner plate (it's under the sea, of course - there's some messed-up stuff under the sea).
A wood louse
doesn't seem to have much of a time of it, for instance, and being a seal would always leave you in danger of getting a clout on the head if you strayed into Canadian waters.
THE first part of David Ashforth's excellent article on Anthony McCoy featured a picture showing Anthony leading in Wood Louse
at Downpatrick almost 20 years ago.
It is here that scientists discovered the "Dudley Bug" - a trilobite that lived in the seas 425 million years ago, like a marine wood louse
Palaeontologist Mr Colin Reid, who is also the town's museum manager, said: "The Dudley Bug, known as Calymene blumenbachii, was a sort of marine wood louse
which lived 425million years ago.