Praying Mantis on Hummingbird Feeder
September 16, 2020 1:51pm CST
Was out snapping photos of the bluebirds and saw this praying mantis hanging out on the hummingbird feeder. Try to sneak up on a praying mantis, and you may be surprised when it looks over its shoulder at you. No other insect can do this. Praying mantids have a flexible joint between the head and prothorax that allows them to swivel their heads. Amazing to learn about nature. These little insects are very interesting to watch. They also have two eyes but only one ear. Sharing more of the little things.
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i read that such flew off, thank the heavens! the hummers here're keen to come fetch me if'n one 'tis e'en near their feeders. they'll come to the windows if'n i'm 'ndoors 'n peck'n the glass whilst hoverin'. if'n i'm outdoors, they'll e'en go out 'nto the pasture to tattle. fer good reason. yepperz, they'll turn 'round'n give ya the evil stink eye fer certain. get really ticked when ya try to remove 'em from a feeder. i've been shredded by 'em'n the past. my arms looked's though i'd been'n a cat fight 'r wandered throu blackberry bushes. they'll e'en hang out'n my vines, waitin' fer a meal - e'en a hummer.