Saturday, April 7, 2018

Crawling critters

Earlier this week a beautiful young woman walked into my shop and started to browse. As she turned to the other shelves, she squealed and said: "Look at that HUGE cricket." I stepped forward to look just as she squealed: "It's  GRASSHOPPER - I'm outta here!"And she was gone. I bent down, took my camera out of its bag and snapped the praying mantis. Afterwards I carried the picture frame with the mantis still on it and gently slid it onto a shrub in the garden. 

 The art-inspired praying mantis in my shop

The next day, Missy was out on the step. when I saw her pounce on something on the paving. It was another preying mantis Fortunately this mantis was too quick for the inexperienced little cat and flew up onto a beam above the veranda.
 Missy watching me photograph the praying mantis!
 A s;lightly different praying mantis also visits my shop area

 And back home. Bertha is still sharing my space - this time she's on the wall between my bed and built-in wardrobe. I love the way her many legs throw the shadows 
I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here


  1. I COULD NEVER SLEEP IF THAT SPIDER WAS IN MY ROOM. yowsa... the praying mantis is cute and i did not realize they can fly... i have only seen a couple of them in my life, they were brown not green and that was many years ago.. Missy is to cute for words

  2. Hello, it has been a long time since I have seen a praying mantis. Your kitty is adorable. The spider would have to go outside, looks creepy. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks for the comment too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  3. Ugh! Creepy crawlies. Love Missy!

  4. Cute cat! Maybe she is hoping you will get it down and give it to her!
    I like to see the praying mantis (and other insects), but I am not fond of spiders
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Spiders should just stay outside!

    Missy will learn sooner or later that those creepy crawlies don't really taste all that good.

  6. I am a fan of the critters. And the furry critter too.

  7. With Fall coming your way the bugs must be looking for winter digs.

  8. How exciting to see two mantises!!! They are my all-time favorite insect ...

    Generally, I don't mind spiders, but I think I would have to move it out of my room before I went to sleep!

  9. Missy looks thrilled watching you take a photo. The spider wouldn't be alive in my house, no way, they're so creepy and freak me out. :)


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