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QuietOne
08-28-2010, 10:21 PM
We took a break for breakfast at the airport cafe. It was busy, and we ended up on the deck outside. This critter was hanging on the wall. Big one.

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Iguanasan
08-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Cool. A praying mantis. I didn't know those existed outside of Asia. Nice!

MoinMoin
08-29-2010, 03:40 AM
Cool. A praying mantis. That's a really lucky way to get shots from those. I like especially the last one!

Bambi
08-29-2010, 11:32 AM
Cool. A praying mantis. I didn't know those existed outside of Asia. Nice!

I once had one on my leg sitting around a campfire in Ontario. It was huge! this is neat one.

QuietOne
08-31-2010, 02:03 AM
Mantises are found world wide, Iguanasan. I used to catch them when I was a kid living in Phoenix, which at the time was a pretty small city. They're kinda frightening if you think about it - constantly hungry, and I've seen footage of them taking down hummingbirds. The power behind their strike and the spikes on the forelimbs probably do a good job of tearing the bird's chest muscles.

Mad Aussie
08-31-2010, 04:07 AM
Plenty of Praying Mantis' down here in Aussie Iggy :)