Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Local Wildlife

I thought having this preying mantis land on the table one evening was pretty cool. But then my daughter (who was here visiting recently) asked me it I thought it was a stick that had blown against her window screen, or one of those stick bugs. I went outside and took a really close look at it and declared it a stick. So I plucked it from the screen. Boy, was I wrong! And impressed. Fortunately both of these insects are harmless, unlike the scorpians and tarantulas we occasionally find! (They are basically harmless as well... but a bite from either would smart a tad!)

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