Praying Mantis!

July 26, 2004 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Mantis!As I was wandering into the house this evening, I opened my front door, looked down and saw the fellow on your right on my shoulder. After I stopped screaming like a cheerleader, I fetched my digital camera and tried to snatch some digital photos of him, of which this one was the best. It’s hard to photograph an insect that moves around with something that really wants to autofocus. He was probably about three inches long, but when you see him on your shoulder staring at you, he seems much bigger.