Saturday, August 13, 2011

Devil's Riding Horse



Or Praying Mantis
My mother always called them 'the devil's 
riding horse' and as children my cousins
and I would catch the large ones and
 feed them raw hamburger.


This one was small, under two inches in length.


3 comments:

  1. What a scary name - I don't like giving critters scary names because then people will want to kill them even more. They do look kind of creepy though and I would not want one in my house...great photos!

    Have a nice weekend :-)

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  2. Aren't these such strange creatures!!!

    xo

    Jo

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