Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Baby Mantis on the loose!

After walking the dog 
earlier in the summer, I came in to eat breakfast. 
As I sat down, a flash of green caught my eye and there, 
on the ground to behold was a baby Praying Mantis. It must have hitched a ride indoors. 
I quickly scooped it up before Sigi could step on it and transported it
outside to the Fothergilla gardenii bush in the corner of the garden.
I grabbed my camera to capture these shots. 

Note its powerful forearms that can crush prey in half and are spiked.

I guess it needed to clean up after such an unsettling affair. 

1 comment:

  1. The praying mantis is such an interesting and distinctive insect! Great pictures!