Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Praying Mantis Makes Meal of a Hummer

The other day while I was working in the yard my son urgently called to me. "Dad, a praying mantis caught a hummingbird!"

Not sure what to expect, but knowing my son is not one to make things up, I came running to see for myself. By the time I arrived it was too late for the poor hummer and my scientifically minded son had already begun taking pictures and studying the scene.

The mantis captures the bird with a swift swipe of its forelegs.


Claudia said...


austere said...

Nature.. deadly.
Also the first I'm seeing a praying mantis.

latibug said...

EEEWWW. That was not pleasant to see, however, it is the circle of life (to quote The Lion King).