Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Mantis Photos and Haiku

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hubby holding a mantis

hubby holding a mantis

Okay this post has nothing to do with Halloween, but if you’re like me you may find the way these guys turn their head and look directly at you kind of creepy and spooky. They can turn their heads 180 degrees which is reminiscent of the girl in The Exorcist. (Spooky) The female usually eats the male after mating. (Not nice at all) So maybe when they’re praying, they’re asking forgiveness. But like a lot of my more evil friends, I love them regardless.

posing for a picture

posing for a picture

climbing the pink stairs

climbing the pink stairs

Mantis creeping ‘round the stairs

So fragrant and pink

Seeking prey to munch and eat

climbing, climbing

climbing, climbing

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

16 thoughts on “Mantis Photos and Haiku

  1. They’re cool, but kind of creepy. I had one jump on me once and let’s just say, my reaction would have made for a great youtube video. Great photos!

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  2. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!

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  3. Um, wish I could share your love for these stick creatures lol Great shots, regardless 🙂

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  4. they are so pretty – i’d love to see one close up.

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  5. I just saw one of these weird creatures in Greece, you can see in my blog. I’m afraid of them, though

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  6. Love the photos! This critter is definitely pretty but pretty creepy too! Ughh!

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