Quilting and life in general around my lakeside retreat
Monday, August 6, 2018
Wildlife Wednesday - on Tuesday ... oops, Monday
Giant Praying Mantis
Moving very slowly, did not flinch when I went out on the deck to photograph.
(Yikes, please ignore the mildew.)
Female, bigger and prettier than the male.
Does it remind you of the Geico gecko?
Yes, I see you, too!
People keep these as pets! $28 on Amazon, includes free fruit flies.
Four hours later and she had only moved about 10 feet.
After googling, I suspect she may have just molted this morning and was drying her wings.
She is now on the deck railing, strategically positioned to snag victims from
Charlotte's web .. or maybe Charlotte!