Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Praying Mantis

This strange little creature was hanging out on our deck. At first I didn't see it, but it saw me. It stood up on its hind legs and made sure to keep me in its sight at all times. If you haven't encountered a Praying Mantis firsthand, be warned. They are unusually defensive for being a mere bug. They don't attack, but they do strike a defensive pose when threatened. However, I wasn't threatening anyone. Nope, I was just minding my business. Really.

Okay. So I might have poked at it a little bit.

Another interesting tidbit of useless information is that the Praying Mantis is a carnivore. So, watch those fingers (just kidding). Aphid burgers anyone??

This photo really tickles my funny bone for some odd reason. It makes me giggle... and even laugh out loud. Several captions come to mind, such as...

Here's looking at you, kid...

The Eyes Have It

Betty Davis Eyes

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

Are you talking to me?

Clearly I suck at this. What clever (or in my case, not so clever) caption can you add to the list?


Deb said...

I find the little creature to be rather cute in an odd green king of way.
As for the phase...I would agree with "Are you talking to me"

Country Girl said...

You saved the best pic for last. IN-FREAKING-CREDIBLE!

And I've used the Don't hate me because Im beautiful one for my mantis last month.

You don't suck. It looks like it wants you to pass the salt. Right before it takes a chunk out of your nose!

Judyann said...

Wow, the last one of him looking at you is a great shot. I like "here's looking at you kid" or "do you mind?" Keep up the good work on the pictures.

Bear Naked said...

I came to visit via the *black box.*

That last photo to me says, "Um. A little privacy here, please."

Bear((( )))

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Great captions, Judy and Bear! My daughter used to give me this look when she'd say "whatever".

Roxanne Schwandt said...

That is AWESOME! I LOVE the last picture. Out loud, I said "Oh my gosh!" but the picture is saying to me "Hey, watch it, kid!" which sounds like something a defensive praying mantis would say. Way Cool, Deb! Good job poking around with the bugs!!!

Starwoodgal said...

Well - here are some random thoughts I had after looking at the last photo: :)

Mona Lisa Smile

Come a little closer, hun. I won't bite!

Does this make my butt look big?

You'd bite his head off too if you'd had the week I had!

The Ultimate PMS'r

I could really use a glass of wine to wash that down please.

Jamie Payne said...

OMG! That last picture is hilarious!!! And you're caption definitely would be "Whatever".

Doughboy said...

"Hey....get your own aphid"

dsr524 said...

"What are YOU looking at?"

Chere said...

Don't you just love that cute little face. I had a brown one on my deck rail. Their little faces are shaped like a heart for a reason. Love it.

e.o.w. said...

Awesome! Now I'm smiling too.