Looking at You

I stepped out the back door and found myself looking at this guy.  He was looking back at me.


I got down on the driveway to get that shot and this one.


This is about the largest praying mantis that I have seen.  I’m always glad to see them, because they eat other bugs.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

18 thoughts on “Looking at You

  1. If it is large, it is a female. I love how they turn and give you the stare of death…for a BUG! I will admit to being scared though.

    Watch for eggs in your plantings…if you have a female, you have eggs somewhere.

  2. Speaking of Secondary roads: we just returned from Marietta GA. after a 7 day cruize with Stacy & Jamie & Reagan. Sailed out of Miami with Norwegian on the Escape (Huge ship, 4500 passengers. Coming home we traveled most of the way on US 127 from Chattanoga to Lansing, with a change over from Cincinatti up to Dayton and back over to 127. Interesting 2 lane experience with a slightly crooked trail.

    • That was a neat experience. Did you have that 2 lane experience on the bike? Cause that might have been very interesting. :up:

  3. Thanks for the picture!

    When we lived in MI, we had a large bow window with lots of plants. A mantis got into my car and I took him home and put him in the bow window area. I would feed him moths and other insects from out side. I would give them to him with a hemostat. We had him for 3-4 months. A very interesting experience.

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