Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our new pet

Last night when I went to lock up the house, I found a new friend; a 4.5 inch praying mantis on our storm door. Then, this morning, it was hanging out on the door frame. And, now, mid-morning, it is still there. Every time I check to see if it has moved, it looks at me like I'm it's next meal! According to Wikipedia, mantises will eat "anything they can successfully capture and devour". I am not going outside until it's gone, and that presents a problem because I have to leave for work in a couple of hours. I know I could probably just knock it off the frame, but I have a feeling it will lie in wait on the ground and jump me when I leave. I feel like Pumbaa from the Lion King "She's going to eat me!"

Of course, we had to measure it!

The mantis, the storm door, and husband

See that look? That look is saying "You're my next meal!"


Karen said...

YIKES!! That look totally says "you're my next meal!" !! Creepy, but some great pictures as per usual! Your blog is AWESOME! Love it.

Jocelyn said...

ewww! I must admit I HATE those little guys. I have no idea why I just do!