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Baby Praying Mantis

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jhill1440, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. jhill1440

    jhill1440 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought I would share what I found on the car today.
    A baby praying Mantis. I wish I could have got something to show how really small this little critter is. It would really fit on my pinky fingernail. It was so tiny and cute. My wife had a had time taking pics of it because it was fearless and would set up to attack the camera where ever she moved.

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    Just thought I would share. I did take a stick and relocate it to the garden so it could hunt for food and do some good. Maybe I might see it again when it gets bigger.

    peace
    joshua

    edited for spelling.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    That's so great. Thanks for sharing that cute picture.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    Wow he is small. I seen one yesterday on the kitchen window. We don't see to many of them a round here. Last one was about 2 years ago on my back porch we moved him/her outside to the bushes.
     
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is cute!! I have never seen a baby one before. I guess I haven't looked hard enough.

    Thanks for the pics. I have thought of buying them and releasing them. Maybe I still will after seeing that little guy.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  5. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing!
     
  6. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. great pic! ive never seen a baby praying Mantis before.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Cool!
    I hatched some a number of years back...
    teeny itty bitty things...
     
  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Cute! and so tiny!
     
  9. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its so wittle! And fearless! Too cute...
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Isn't life precious! Even when it's a bug. [​IMG] I hope you delivered this little fella to your garden!

    Oh! Let's all hope that this "little fella" is a she and not a he!!! [​IMG]
     

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