Saturday, December 13, 2008


Okay, the next great amazing story I'm going to share with you:

The Preying Mantis

Oooh, sounds interesting right? Not really, there's not much to it. Where I live, maybe just on my particular patch of land, we have lots of interesting creatures. Maybe I even have a couple pictures, let me check. Well, here's a few:

Anyway, every once in awhile we get a preying mantis outside our house, and I like to mess with it, because...well, because I'm weird like that. I get a little stick and poke it because I read somewhere that they have really strong legs or something (I could be making that up), but they get in like this boxing stance and hit my stick and it kind of freaks me out but its also pretty cool. But it mostly freaks me out, so after a minute I start picturing it jumping right at my face and attacking me, and I put my stick down and run inside. And thats about it.
So technically, I lied, I haven't actually held a preying mantis, but only because I'm too scared to. I've had lots of opportunities. :)

p.s. I'm going to take Christmas pictures tomorrow, so besides another really fabulous story, you can look forward to those!

2 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Combs - A day in the Life of... said...

Okay, i have held a preying mantis and then I was promoting all the children to not be afraid and to touch it too. I get home and was telling Justin about it and then he told me that they bite. I would have felt terrible if one of the kids that I was telling to hold it would have gotten bit. So don't pick one up unless you are not being worried about being bit. So you are smart girl for only poking it. I am not.

The Jolleys said...

I love that last creature that you have a picture of. She seems to be one of the nice ones that you let in your house. Love It...