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Ouatic-7 [userpic]
Look What I Didn't Bring Home from Target!

Some Stick Insect

Same Insect From a Different Angle.

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but this thing is about 4 inches long, pretty ginormous.


That's a cool picture! Is it a praying mantis? That was my first thought but then again, I'm no entomologist. Meh. Either way, defnitely a find ^_~

That's the conclusion we have reached, some variety of mantis.

I felt it was looking at me so I didn't want to get too close in case it attacked -- I am really creeped out by arthopoda. Anyways, I was about 1 foot away.

Cool! I love the bugs - I'm just mortally terrified of spiders. Go figure.

We get a lot of mantises (manti?) around our house, along with our fair share of stick-bugs. The stick-bugs are so neat - they really do look just like a twig.

And everything blends in well with the toads and chameleons and gekkos and cicadas...that's one thing about Florida - you're never alone.

Another reason for me not to move to Florida.

Heh, puts me in mind of being at the beach in New hamshire. My sister was brushing her hair and there was this 7-inch mantis in it. She I asked what was on her head and she put her hand up to it and started screaming bloody murder.

I had to pick it out for her and take it outside to let it go back into the beach grass. God, what a hysteric. You would've thought it was sucking her brain out or something.

If it was me with any mantis in my hair, I would have been screaming, too.

Picky, picky.

Also, that is one creepy-ass kitten in your icon.

That is gremlin kitty, isn't she precious?

It's lovely.