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September 3, 2014

While walking out to the barn, I almost stepped on this guy.

“Well, hello there.”

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He followed me, with his beady eyes, craning his neck in different directions. Although he looked like
a praying mantis, he was brown, and I always thought they were green. Hmm…

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Noting the leaf he was next to, I TORE into the house to get my camera.Upon my
return, there were several leaves.

Really?

In my haste, I had failed to notice that. He was camouflaged very well. Fortunately, after a bit of
searching, I was able to locate him.

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I took several photos. He was so calm and cooperative- not at all like a peacock.

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His penetrating stare was like being watched by an alien.

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He posed perfectly

and did not seem

at all frightened.

Then the most amazing

thing happened.

He started walking

right towards me-

never losing eye contact.

Oh my gosh, I thought,

what if he bites?

I should run.

FAST.

But then I thought of you, and the great picture I would get.

You’re welcome.

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Never, when I almost stepped on him, did I think he would actually be the one stepping on me!

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Once I realized he was not going to bite, it was all very friendly. I googled him and, yes,
there are brown praying mantis, as well as green.

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I also learned some females are perverted. They actually eat the head off their mate!
While writing this post, I debated is it a him or a her? In the end, I sided with the victim. Does he know his fate?

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Does he look forward to it??

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That

is

all

from

peacock

prairie.

Have a good day!

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