Saturday, October 21, 2006

Boxing Mantis

Our dog Daisy had a very large preying mantis cornered on our back deck the other day. We snapped a picture of it. He had his arms up like he was boxing and stood tall in a threatening stance. What the still picture can not show is how it was also swiveling its head side to side. Interesting how the mantis' body had changed to a partial light brown color to blend in to the grasses which are also a mixed green and brown. Of course a preying mantis is a beneficial insect so we let this one alone.

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