Saturday, August 25, 2012

Uninvited Visitor

Looks like is missing a leg.

Nope, it was there!

DH told me about this giant bug that he had smashed. "Must have been six inches long!" Of course, I chided him (sorry dear) for killing it.

Last night when I was getting ready for bed, there he (the mantis) was in the hallway. DH didn't want anything to do with it, said I should put him out the window. The mantis wanted no part of me, he eyeballed me and took off into my womb. I thought at first one of his legs was missing.  (DH's ears burned from my thoughts, I'm sure) There was no way I could catch him. He lit onto my lamp, after I shocked him with the flash. Sorry for the bad picture.

I shut off the light and closed the door leaving the poor thing to rest. In truth the mantis' body from head to bum was only four inches long. We managed to get the poor fellow out the window this morning. Ah!


  1. they are such unique creatures. :)

  2. Aww... look how cute. Outside, of course.

  3. It reminds me of an old,old sci-fi movie!

  4. Great photos! Four inches long? Now THAT is an insect! Interesting characters, eh?

  5. Carl's favorite insect that to me looks like an alien, but does a lot of good--Glad he got back outside!!

  6. I love the way they turn their head to watch you. They look so intelligent. We have some beautiful green ones here. Sue


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