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.