Mantis in the Street

Tonight DH was walking home from the gym, and he spotted something black making haste to cross the street in front of him.  Upon closer inspection, it was a millipede.  How very exciting!

The above picture is NOT a millipede!  When we went back together to see if I could get a portrait, he had put all those legs into high gear and had disappeared behind the fence of the house next door to us.

But, luck was with us, as there was this happy fellow, pictured above, willing to sit still for a portrait.  And still he sat, but probably because he thought he would have a better chance of not being seen if he held still.

So we shone our flashlights on him like the star that he is and made the above photo.  His beady little eyes and quizzical look made me smile!  ;->

About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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5 Responses to Mantis in the Street

  1. Shirley says:

    What a great picture of that little guy!!

    Like

  2. snordenberg@aol.com says:

    you guys take GREAT pictures !!!  

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  3. These guys can be pretty brave. I once tried to shoe one off of a parking lot I was hosing down by directing the hose nearby. It stood up on its hind legs and seemed to be threatening the water stream. So, I turned the water off and put the end of the hose near it. The thing attacked the hose. (Then I walked it over to some trees and shook it off). Still remembering it sitting a lot like yours and waving its arms about at a stream of water that would have completely messed it up.

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  4. Great photo. Such and interesting creature!

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  5. skd says:

    Little hero. He looks like he really wants to feature on your blog Judie ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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