Thursday, September 27, 2012

Praying Mantis


Dan spotted this beauty out front on a bush.  Here is another viewIMG_1567 According to this site, mantis was “the Greek word for prophet or fortune teller.”  It gets its name from the stance it takes to capture its prey.  In hunting, its triangle head is able to turn 180 degrees.

It must have been hunting because I went out about 30 minutes after Dan found it and it was still hanging around on the cedar.

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