Invasion Forces

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:08 pm EST

Remember Kamin’s post, Start Praying, about how he saw a bunch of praying mantids? (And yes, that’s the plural for mantis—I looked it up). He theorized that they might be making a move on the planet. Well, I would like to add this to the mountain of evidence:

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Yesterday, my brother and I were sitting outside a coffee shop in University City when I noticed some movement on the underside of the table. And when I realized what it was, I couldn’t believe it. This praying mantis worked its way up onto the top of the table, and then just perched on the edge for several minutes, as if it was posing for us. My brother managed to snap several photos with his digital camera. Pretty neat!

As you can see, this one is missing an antenna and part of its leg. I wonder if they will grow back. But seriously, the last time I saw a praying mantis must have been 10 or 15 years ago!


UPDATE (8/16/05): Check this out!

4 Responses to “Invasion Forces”

  1. Kamin Says:

    Look at how it LOOKS AT YOU!! I’m serious!! These guys are up to no good!

  2. Holz Says:

    This gorram post gave me a killer nightmare last night, with two giant praying mantisi (I don’t care if it’s wrong, I like my plural better) attacking me in the bathroom. Damn you.

  3. Kate Says:

    Haha, so sorry. :-)

    I kind of like “mantii” as the plural myself. Who they hell came up with “mantids” anyway. Stupid Latin.

  4. Kate Says:

    Holy shit, check this out.

    Any you thought you had nightmares last night.