The Maggot

The Maggot

By What's the Story? Sounds

When it comes to law enforcement and animals, most of us immediately think of dogs. They can sniff out bombs, find narcotics and they can even tackle bad guys. Then there’s horses for the mounted divisions and now even eagles are getting in on the action, being trained by police to take out criminal’s drones. But spare a thought for the humble maggot. When the body of missing twelve year old Lynne Harper was discovered on a tractor trail outside the air base in Ontario Canada which she and 3,500 others called home, it wasn’t the canine unit that cracked the case but rather a plucky entomologist, whose years spent studying bugs, helped to bring a killer to justice.

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