I was just ATTACKED!

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    Jul 20, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    By a praying mantis....icon_wink.gif

    I just bought gas and a brownie and milk. When I pulled out the pump nozzle to gas up, a praying mantis flew onto my leg, then to the ground in front of me. The entire time I pumped I tried to avoid it so it wouldn't fly onto me again. It was so cute rocking back and forth on its hind legs and turning its head up toward me.

    Well, when I put the pump back up, it flew under my car. I went inside and got my milk, then came out to check that it wasn't under my tires. And low and behold, it had flown up onto my right rear tire trying to hitch a ride. I took my plastic bag to gently shoo it off, and it fell to the ground and played dead. I let my bag touch it to make sure I hadn't killed it, and it grabbed it and climbed on. I shook it off and it played dead again on the cement.

    Then I drove away. I hope she gets up before the next car comes!


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    Jul 20, 2010 8:01 AM GMT
    I hope she's all right.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Yup. It's all about the Mama and her wee little eggs with that lot. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    Aye, such typical athropods, bees and ants and black widow spiders and them.. the male is just for the sperm

    NOw O, to be a male fish! We make the nests. we own the eggs, and the female can buz off after shes laid them lol icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    I would have squooshed it...
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    I tell ya. God doesnt like you. Now it's a plague of a Praying Mantis.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidCute story, those are cute little buggers, but don't they bite off the head of their male mates after whoring it up (sex)? icon_smile.gif


    Don't get any ideas there Adrien... LOLLLLLLLLLLL
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I almost slammed one of those in the door of my hotel room yesterday...saw it just in time.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    Praying Mantis are VERY GOOD! You WANT them around...don't kill them! They eat alot of insects....and are not generally hazardous to humans...they can bite but don't have any venom...and you have to be really fucking with it to piss it off to get it to bite you......icon_cool.gif