9.17.2011

home again

september1711_1

I really can't photograph this praying mantis enough, I think I'm a little obsessed and Hermie is clearly jealous. He was gone from his front door post for several days, then reappeared yesterday with one less limb. This morning I did a little mantis research and learned this is a male and since he has wings already his limb most likely will not grow back. I hope he can survive with just the one!
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3 comments:

Sher said...

Poor little guy! I hope her survives too. Don't you wish you could keep him in and keep him safe?

Urban Heirlooms said...

So nice to see him up close and personal!

PonderandStitch said...

LOVE this photo.. a few days ago my daughter and I saw a GIGANTIC praying mantis on the window at a grocery store. I wished I'd had my camera- it was seriously like 5 or 6 inches long. I'm so behind-the-times that even my cell phone doesn't have a camera!