Tag Archives: Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis on the side of our Garage

Praying Mantis on Garage Wall_edited-1_wm

I couldn’t believe it when I saw him.  He’s three to four inches long.  Biggest one I’ve seen in years.  The picture doesn’t really represent his size.  He was giving me the once over, I’ll tell you.

Dan O. De Ment

Praying Mantis on the Prowl

Praying Mantis on the Prowl

This Praying Mantis had been hanging onto the siof my wife’s watering can.  I took him out to the garden and he quietly slid down into the mulch to do a little hunting.  The light wasn’t the best so I did a litt,e work in Photoshop Elements 6 to make him more presentable.  He turned his head to watch me a couple times.  For such a top insect predator they’re not afraid to crawl up your arm and have a look.  I’ve nevef seen hostility from one to people – just curiosity.

Dan O. De Ment