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    Meet "Monty" the Praying Mantis

    John Melley - Tuesday, September 22, 2009
    This is totally random and has nothing to do with Voice Over. I just thought this was cool and thought I would share this with you.

    Ann and I were out to dinner and as we were coming home and opening the front door I looked up and saw this huge Praying Mantis above our screen door. I think it was attracted to all the bugs flying around the porch light we left on for when we got home.

    I think I read somewhere that these are pretty rare critters. I could be wrong, but I also think I remember they're protected.

    Anyway I ran in and got my camera and snapped a couple of pictures and this short video. It looks like it's searching for a footing. The amazing thing is that it's doing it with more than 1 leg at a time which I thought was fascinating.

    It's a pretty bug as far as bugs go and it's eating all the little "fleagles" we want to keep out of the house, so we just left it alone and let it do what it does. Of course I had to name it, so I came up with "Monty" since it was close to Mantis and I thought "Manty" was a little odd. 

    Probably no more odd than naming the bug in the first place, but hey, I'm a little "off" anyway, so Monty it is. Always use a little alliteration. (Get it?)

    Talk to you soon.

    John
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