I’m no authority on the subject of Praying Mantises but this one looks extremely pregnant to me. She – I’m assuming that if I’m correct and it is pregnant that it’s a ‘she’ – was struggling to get any speed up at all and I’d have been a bit concerned if she’s tried to climb up some of the places that they do inhabit under the eaves. She decided to climb up Fraser’s leg. Now Fraser is not known for his squeamishness or fear of insects but he said that having the mantis climbing up his leg was a decidedly odd experience and one he’d rather not repeat. He was good enough, though, to keep it there whilst I finished photographing it. One of the wing casings was, I noticed, damaged. I wonder how that happened?
A Sporting Weekend
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