Dinner in the Garden by skelly10

Dinner in the Garden

There was a lot of organic pest control going on in the garden tonight. I thought the jumping spider eating a katydid was going to be my shot of the day, until I saw a baby mantis snacking on a big fly. It's a jungle out there.
WOOOOOO!!!!!!!! That is FABULOUS!!!!!
June 24th, 2013  
Fantastic... fav
June 24th, 2013  
They look as though they could be dancing :)
June 24th, 2013  
Wow great close up.
June 24th, 2013  
@bekimorris @sugarmuser @witchyjacq Thanks all! Sharon, it does look a bit like a dance. Last dance for the fly though! ;)
June 24th, 2013  
Great shot! This is a fav!
June 25th, 2013  
Fav big time!
June 25th, 2013  
Fantastic shot! Where do you live to get creatures like that in your back yard?
June 25th, 2013  
Oh my!
June 25th, 2013  
@jbc2013 @jgpittenger @shepherdmanswife @ellen - thanks for the comments and favs! @shepherdmanswife - I'm in northern California, but I think there are praying mantises all over the US, and I know they're in other countries as well. Some of them (not here) grow large enough to catch birds!
June 25th, 2013  
@skelly10 How fascinating! We only get boring, small, non-venomous insects in the UK.
June 26th, 2013  
fav!! that mantis is so animated on his stalky legs - huge fly he's wrestling with too
June 30th, 2013  
This is an awesome macro!!! Great timing and well-spotted!
July 3rd, 2013  
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