Isn’t this such a cute visitor?! Hehehe… Okay… maybe not. I’ve so appreciated them in my garden though. Remember when it all started? We found mantis cocoons in the garden and brought them in for hatching. I am STILL thankful that I thought to get the glass lid on them. We would have been attacked by tiny mantis! Ugh… We also caught glimpses of our little “garden eyes” as they grew up too. It was fun to try and spot them when we went to harvest some tomatoes or basil.
This mantis was probably about 6 inches long and almost as curious about me with my camera as I was about clicking photos. Let’s just say I don’t recommend hanging on to the side of a trampoline while holding a camera and looking up… at this….
Creepy little buggers!!! Why do they have to LOOK at you like that?! WHY?! (shudder)
After the grand photo shoot I ushered this friend back to the garden (they fly weird) but in my helpfulness it flew AT ME and I gave the neighbors a nice show which included a few blood curdling screams.
The kids thought it was funny at least…