Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pretty critter rescued

Last week Grant said that Chappie (the household cat) was playing with something. I took a closer look and saw that it was a praying mantis. 
Fortunately Chappie hadn't yet injured the little creature
The praying mantis stood up in defence when I leaned over it with my camera
We guided the mantis onto a piece of wood

Afterwards  I placed it near a blade of grass onto which it clung and finally moved to safety

I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen which you can access here

Happy weekend to everybody.


  1. Ah, and a green critter it is!! Fun shots for the day, Jo!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

  2. I don't remember where I got it, but I had a praying mantis in my classroom. I remember having to go to the pet store to buy crickets to feed it while it was on display for the kids. - Margy

  3. HI Jo I am glad you were able to resue it from the cat. I hope you adn Grant have a lovely weekend.

  4. That's not nice of you taking the toy away from Chappie ! Insects are good for the digestion, lol !

  5. Hello Jo, the praying mantis is a neat insect.. They can blend in so well, great find and photos. Thank you for sharing and linking up your post.. Have a happy weekend!

  6. he really blends in with the grass, and i see his little legs praying in the first shot

  7. I'm glad the rescue was successful!

  8. I love those little guys! So cool!

  9. I was visited by a mantis as I was waiting for a train last week - they are really great animals to watch - although I think it freaked out some of the other people on the platform!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. Good on you for rescuing he/she/it/mantid!

    I do the same, whenever need and opportunity coincide.


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