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November 18, 2011 | 1,019 views | 1 comment

Have you ever come eye-to-eye with a Praying Mantis? Walking Sticks as we also call them?

As a child we always heard they would spit in your eyes and make you go blind, and surely they would jump up at you if you annoyed them! Well, maybe not, but I don't even like to look at them, much less go eye-to-eye. Talk about pre-historic creatures!

But I had such an encounter with, not one but two, of these creatures a while back. It happened in my kitchen, of all places. It was a hot, summer day, and I had been out in the bright sunlight. When I came back inside, I saw one of those awful fellows on my kitchen floor! Well, with great trepidation but a sense of 'take charge', I stomped on that rascal! And sure enough, just as I had heard, he jumped right at me! I jumped back! Not to be undone in my own kitchen, I stomped on him again. He jumped up again. Oh-my-gosh. What to do? Then to my horror, I saw yet another one lurking over there by my kitchen sink. I stomped on it too. And he jumped. And I jumped.

Wait a minute. These guys are pretty pesky when attacked, but then they just lie there, not moving at all. Let's take a closer look.

Now remember, I had just come in from the bright sun ~ and we all know how the sunlight dims one's vision. So I put on my glasses! Voila!

Seems that the grandchildren had been over and eating grapes. They had carelessly tossed the stems on the floor. ... Okay ... You would have thought it was a Praying Mantis, too, if you had seen it!
 
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