"Because they live under the ground, and they don't need them. Plus, they're pretty low on the food chain. They're here to compost and be eaten."
Then there was a brief discussion about why we haven't found worms in Florida, and how they're similar to and different from millipedes. Then Trooper said, "They live in Delaware."
"Yes, they live in Delaware," I agreed.
"But not in the winter," he clarified.
"They do live there in the winter," I said, "but they dig down far in the ground so they don't freeze."
"Ah," he said with a knowing nod. "And they dig far down so they won't get run over by Santa's sleigh."