Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by zelph, Aug 12, 2017.
found one today:
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.
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
they also fly
Yep, at which point I jumped like a girl. Not scared of bugs but I'm not crazy about getting bit by one.
It's interesting to watch them fly. It's as if their wings are in fifth gear instead of 1st. Slow flappers
they eat fish, didn't know that
YouTube has some cool videos of them attacking hummingbirds! Impressive!