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shadbuster
12-01-2009, 12:19 PM
My dog wouldn't stop barking the other day so I went to check it out and saw him in a standoff with this guy.... Snapped a few pics then put him on the guava tree out of reach of the dogs.

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YakMotor
12-01-2009, 07:25 PM
I've never seen one hold it's wings out like that before. I wonder it they're damaged? More colorful than I'd thought too. GREAT shots! Wonder how long it took it to change color to green to blend in with the new location?

hotdog
12-03-2009, 11:28 AM
Looks like he's practicing hitting some high tenor notes.

RickRyder
05-12-2010, 10:48 AM
No Damage, they do that as a defense mechanism...Whenever I catch a mantis, I put it in a little small reptile carrier with twigs and leaves and keep it as a pet for my son. We go to petsmart and get crickets and you should see those things attack the crickets, its awesome. They only live for about a year so, don't feel bad, they have a short lifespan.

CrappieJed
05-12-2010, 07:11 PM
No wonder your dog was barking mantis was taking over fido's yellow play burdy....lol

jwharwell
06-21-2010, 10:26 AM
That is super scary! Don't know if I could have been brave enough to pick that thing up.