Praying Mantis

After mating,
a female praying mantis
kills and eats the male by
first biting off his head.
Guess she knows it's easier
to claim life insurance
rather than child support.
...anonymous

I think this guy is missing one antenna?!? I saved him from Katniss on our patio by putting him in a tree that Katniss doesn't climb. I have always had a soft spot for these creatures. Then I saw where they can grow to 6 inches in length and will go after a hummingbird, mouse, lizard or snake and eat them! Maybe I will keep my distance after all and rescue my dog and cat next time I see one! :)

Nice on black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aSCPmabRpM
Beautifully sharp
posted September 21st, 2017  
Brilliant capture...fav
posted September 21st, 2017  
Blimey, I didn't know it would go after those
posted September 21st, 2017  
Lovely ... fav
posted September 21st, 2017  
A good save and fabulous close up!
posted September 21st, 2017  
Life can be cruel. Well spotted and in a nice clear position too. Well done.
posted September 21st, 2017  
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