While cutting the grass today, I found an absolutely huge green praying mantis. I assume from its size it was a female. She was gorgeous. I caught her in a cup to show to my mom, but she didn't want to stay in the cup. She kept climbing out to sit on my arm. Other than this, she made no attempt to escape. She just sat there on my forearm, tame as can be, and let me go into the house with her to show my mom. My mom loves mantises and was excited. This was the single biggest mantis we'd ever seen. She was longer than my finger and just barely fit in my hand. I asked if I could keep her and my mom said no, take her outside, so I let her go in our flower bed (such as it is). She sat there for the longest time, scrutinizing me, before heading off to wherever. It was awesome.
6 years ago
05 Sep 2012 23:24 CEST