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Praying Mantis

This is almost like having a pet. He/she's been living in my flower bed since it was a nymph. When it sees me, he/she will come out to meet me. If I hold out my hand, he/she will jump into my hand. They are cunning predators and prefer to catch their own food - live. Fascinating insects.



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Thanks Paul. I enjoy seeing all the different life forms. I know I have little lizards running around out back too. They sun themselves on my patio, but run away when they see me.

10 Aug, 2021

 

I hadn't seen this pic when I wrote the oter comment. I'd do the same. He's lovely.

11 Aug, 2021

 

Oh wow! How lucky are you?!

12 Aug, 2021

 

Thanks Julia. They certainly add another dimension to the gardening gig - a habitat for all sorts of life forms.

12 Aug, 2021

 

I’ve added to my faves too…just beautiful! You definitely are one lucky chap! Thank you for sharing.

13 Aug, 2021

 

You're welcome Kate. I'm so glad I can share this with you. Gardening is so much more than plants.

13 Aug, 2021



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