Praying for Freedom?

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I rescued a praying mantis from my garage today. Rescue is perhaps inaccurate, as I wasn’t sure if the big bug was hiding or just couldn’t get out. I moved it to a shrub, thinking it would fare better outside in the green rather than trapped in the anti-nature garage.

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I watched it for awhile and moved around the bush to reposition for a better picture. As I did, it turned its head and followed me with its eyes. Eerie. Unfortunately, when I went out about 10 minutes later to retake a macro shot, I couldn’t find it. Hopefully some passing bird didn’t spot it and think, “Oooh…a bratwurst” or whatever birds think when a tasty morsel such as this is at hand, er, beak.

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