Thursday, September 22, 2005

Mantis Climbing My Shoulder and Eventually Onto My Face

Last week a large, brownish preying mantis climbed right up my arm, onto my shoulder and over my face. She was big, fat from constant insect hunting and maybe even the odd hummingbird...

Here are some grainy, indistinct photos taken in low light on a camera-phone:

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Mantids are amazing hunters but not very smart. They pretty much attack anything that moves like prey...if I could wiggle my ears, they may well have gotten pierced for me.

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