October 25 2009

Praying Mantis


Looking for a meal

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We didn’t have these in Alaska either, found this big guy in the back of the pickup yesterday.  It was fun watching him on the hunt.  I didn’t notice him until after I had started up the generator to let it run for a while.  Then I watched him capture a bug that crawled out from under the unit.

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7 Responses to “Praying Mantis”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t tell what it is. It looks like a sweet potato and some heavy-duty cable.

  2. Charles says:

    That mantis is praying that Bob has already put out some good stuff @ the feeder.Bugs are good when theres no other meals around but we know how Bob keeps out some goodies & thats what he’s praying for GOODIES.

  3. dequilter says:

    Same with me “Z” , I thought , what is a sweet potatoe doing in the bed of the truck ?
    Oh, wait, looking again I think I see a snake next to the cable. Is that it Bob ?? If the snake is what we are suppose to see , then why is the lone sweet potatoe in the truck. Jean Delaware

  4. mib says:

    can some one help me? I can’t get on the live feed??

  5. pocoblu says:

    the pray mantis is the upside down chewed-up sucker stick looking thing hanging upside down from the cable

    i’ve never seen one that color though, i’ve only seen green

  6. dequilter says:

    Thanks pocoblu , now I see it. Out praying mantis here in Delaware are green.
    Still, Bob isn’t that a sweet potatoe in the truck ? Jean

  7. Z from Chicago says:

    Ok. Now I see the praying mantis. I’ve never seen them other than green, either.

    I looked it up. It’s just gone through a molt!

    http://www.enature.com/expert/expert_show_question.asp?questionID=18003

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