Thursday, August 6, 2009

So How Come He's not Praying?

When I was a child, I use to keep Praying Mantises for pets. I let them crawl all over me and my room. Once in awhile, they would hop to get away from me, and I wouldn't be able to find them for hours, even days. The outcome after days of missing, was not always very good either. Now you ask, why was I drawn to these insects? I just always have been drawn to their beautiful graceful bodies. I loved the way they looked when they were "praying". And most of the time, they actually seem to enjoyed my company! (I think......). So, now I am wondering why this particular guy, or gal, is not in a praying position? Could be, he/she is cleaning him/herself, (after a nice dinner of what ever it ate.) Or.........maybe they don't pray in Florida? Or.........maybe it really isn't a Praying Mantis after all!!!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

He's not a praying because he's a grass hopper. The Mantis has a longer body, with long front legs. hee hee hee

countryliving said...

Above comment.............lol

Gloria said...

Oh DUH ME! Maybe I am really getting nearsighted!!!!!

Ms. ~K said...

I'm pretty sure that is a cicada or "katydid" as I call them....they make that lovely noise at night...