Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby Praying Mantis in the Kitchen Sink

This critter was so small, I didn't notice it until after I finished doing dishes. Luckily, it survived.

The praying mantis is an awesome creature. Eric has an amazing story where he witnessed a praying mantis capture a hovering bee. Locked in the mantis' green forearms, the bee struggled and strained to free itself. The mantis held fast until the bee finally succumbed to exhaustion. I see why it inspired a whole style of kung fu. Elegant, graceful and stoically fierce.

1 comment:

  1. These little guys are my favorite!! When we first moved in Charlotte, NC we were living at my MIL's and one came up on my hand, so tiny! It was like a dog. Moved it's head just like one and just sat there perfectly content. Thank you for sharing and for helping me to remember that precious moment!


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