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Riverside Reptiles
06-06-2010, 06:18 PM
I was sitting outside on my front porch this afternoon, enjoying the weather, and this little guy hopped on to my hand. He was so tiny it was amazing. So I brought him inside and snagged a few pics:

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Next to a penny for size reference:

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8854/mantis3.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/mantis3.jpg/)

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06-06-2010, 08:02 PM
He sure is cute.
You've made me feel guilty for using his northern cousins as feeders. :(

06-14-2010, 02:19 PM
it's so small and cute!

06-14-2010, 02:25 PM
good camera skillz !!! Very cute indeed. Cute because its small...not so cute if it was 3 feet tall and munching on your arm

06-14-2010, 04:00 PM
Oh hes soo cool! I remember once, when my daughter was quite young, we bought praying mantis eggs, from a local garden centre. They started hatching on the way home, in the envelope. lol Very cool. ;)