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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday Snapshots

Found this on my front porch this morning! Creepy and quite large!



The belly part seemed to be moving. Don't know if it was its lungs breathing or its full of babies? If babies, hope it goes somewhere else to have them!


This post is linked to Saturday Snapshots @West Metro Mommy Reads. Stop over and see what everyone else has shared today or share a pic yourself!

Peggy Ann

22 comments:

  1. I don't know, looks a bit wise and serene to me...but I think I'm thinking of the Praying Mantis from A Bug's Life!

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    1. They do look wise don't they! I'm pretty sure this is a pregnant Praying Mantis!

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  2. Wow! I love him, or her. I'm a bit weird about bugs.

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    1. So is my daughter-in-law, Ginx. She goes out at night with a flashlight and looks under rocks for them!

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  3. Interesting! I'm not really a bug person, but ya gotta love the green color!

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    1. I don't like bugs either, Judy. So I hope it has its babies somewhere else!

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  4. That does look a lot like an egg sack. Praying mantis are good for eating other bugs. I always think of them fondly... maybe it's the praying thing?

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    1. As long as they are praying at a distance, Martha!

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  5. Great shot! It looks like an egg sack to me, hopefully it will go somewhere else to have the babies if it is!

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    1. They are usually very skinny like a stick so I'm sure that is babies!

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  6. You found this bug in Pennsylvania? It looks like something from the tropics. Anne's Snapshot Saturday

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    1. Sure is a praying mantis, Anne. They are everywhere aren't they? I've seen more grasshopper type bugs this year than ever!

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  7. I love seen praying mantis- you don't get to see them that often though. I've never seen one shaped like that though! Not very streamlined.

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    1. We don't see them that much, Louise, your right and this one has to be full of eggs!

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  8. Great capture - looks like eggs to me too :-)

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    1. It was keeping its eyes on me the whole time too Brona!

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  9. This is a nice shot. You need to embrace the praying mantis, especially this year. Here in Ohio we have so many stink bugs that I think the praying mantises are having a field day eating them. Even if it is babies, I don't think they stick around together. You rarely see more than one.

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    1. If they eat stink bugs then it can have all the babies it wants right here on my porch, Paulita! You know we had a ton of stink bugs earlier and now I hardly see any. Hmmm maybe it is the praying mantis!

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  10. Beautiful shot! I like praying mantis and walking sticks. I usually only see them late in the summer and into the fall.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  11. I love praying mantises...wonder for sure what is in that belly. :)

    THANKS for sharing.

    I don't have a Saturday Snapshot, but wanted to stop by anyway.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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