The Predator Mantis

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  1. zelph

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    found one today:
     

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    It would be very dangerous to be smaller than that thing. I once saw one in my garden that must have been a female because it had the rear end of another, smaller, mantis stuck to it's rear end. I think that was the remains of a male that had been eaten during the honeymoon.
     
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    I'm surprised they are so agile. I tried to pick one up once by the middle of it's back and it quickly turned it's head around and tried to bite me........how rude!!!! LOL
     
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    they also fly
     
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    Yep, at which point I jumped like a girl. Not scared of bugs but I'm not crazy about getting bit by one.
     
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    It's interesting to watch them fly. It's as if their wings are in fifth gear instead of 1st. Slow flappers :)
     
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    they eat fish, didn't know that
     
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    YouTube has some cool videos of them attacking hummingbirds! Impressive!
     

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