Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WW: Mantid {Linky}

On Mother's Day we went over to my parent's house to give my Mom flowers. The boys stood at a bush for awhile checking out the baby Praying Mantis. There were a few on this bush. They were hard to see because they were so little.



Last year I took the below video clip of the Praying Mantis in action. The boys were  fascinated!

Do you think the Praying Mantis is creepy or cool?

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35 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

I think they are kind of cool. Never seen a baby one before.

Mimi B said...

Those are great photos. One of my flower photos has a bumble bee tucked into the flower. =)I don't think we have praying mantis in MN.

Annmarie Pipa said...

way cool.

Diana M. said...

I have never seen a baby praying mantis before. Neat!

royalegacy said...

I think a praying mantis is super cool!

Thanks for sharing!
Danielle @ Royalegacy

Joyce Lansky said...

Great shot!

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OrangeHeroMama said...

WOW! Very cool!! <3

Christy Ann said...

I think they're cool! I've never seen one before, but I'd love to. This video is really interesting!

Felicia Carter said...

They really are such cool creatures!

kewkew said...

Love your shots. I think they are cool. Hubby got to hold one several years ago because it was on our trailer and he wanted to move it into the grass. Had never seen one up close and personal before then and haven't since. I find them fascinating.

What I Did Today said...

I have never actually seen one i real life before.

stevebethere said...

I would say cool but a little bit creepy :-)

Movers said...

How many memories!I used to catch mantises and keep them as pets as a child. And then I used to catch butterflies to feed them. They are so clever, the perfect predators.

BusyWorkingMama said...

Very cool, we occasionally spot some in our yard, too.

Kay Maher said...

We think they are VERY cool! Once we found one on the trail out to our back pasture - it chased my boys! Every time they stepped back, he'd run forward a little!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You got some good shots of the Praying Mantis. I see them quite often over here in Jamaica. Have a good Wednesday.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I think they're cool! We actually bought some for our garden a few years back. :) Love all the shots - and great video, too! :)



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Tenancy Cleaners said...

Nothing that is created by the Nature can not be creepy to me! I really find the beauty in all of the creatures that are so innocent and simple in their existence! Praying Mantis are really cool and I never seen a baby from so close up:) Thanks for sharing!

Simply Stacie said...

I'm scared of bugs so I will have to go with creepy!

Yoli N. said...

I think they are very cool!

Marina at My Busy Children said...

fascinating, indeed

Clairejustine said...

Great shots,you were lucky to find them :)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Eek, I didn't know mantises ate bumble bees!! What an awesome scene to catch on video.

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Anonymous said...

I think they are cool!
Joy@thekidsdidit.com

Maria @ LSS said...

Cool captures! Happy WW.

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~ Noelle said...

this is crazy... i have never seen one eat before.. lol, i have seen them waiting though...
cool

Self Sagacity said...

Great video.

Jennifer Leigh said...

Definitely cool! Good job seeing it! Sometimes they blend right in!

Trisha said...

Oh wow! That video is pretty cool! I've never seen a praying mantis eat before!

Parenting Patch said...

Very cool pics and video!

Emilee Roberts said...

I LOVE the Praying Mantis. I think they're so unique!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those are pretty cool! I'm not sure I've ever seen one in person!

Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...

cool & creepy. if I was a small bug & seen that mouth coming at me, yes, creepy! Haha...

Lindsay said...

What is it with boys and their bugs? haha!

Art of RetroCollage said...

Hmmmm....I know they perform a vital role in nature. But I'm glad they perform it far away from ME.

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