Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sally the Praying Mantis


Last year there was a praying mantis who hung around our yard a lot. I didn't see her during the winter but one (the same one?) showed up over the weekend. I put her in the hedge, but Michael Thomas saw her. He has a habit of finding the little lizards and killing them, so I put her up high to keep her safe, but she fell. She landed on the cactus/aloe hybrid and impaled her abdomen. I pulled her off and put her back in the bushes. I haven't seen her this week. I hope she didn't die - it looked like a minor flesh wound...

3 comments:

Mom said...

I like praying mantis a lot! We used to have one that hung out in the marigolds, but didn't see it this year. Hope Sally recovers!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

You should have put some toy cars down there for her to battle !!

spaceJASE said...

I would have if she had survived the cactus fight!