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« on: August 17, 2012, 07:07:54 pm »

I came home the other day and found this girl on the front of the house. I haven't seen one in a long long time. I think they are cool...ya gotta love a girl who rips here mates head off after getting hers..... laugh laugh laugh laugh
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 “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him: He gave you feathers for clothes, wings to fly and all other things that you need. It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing or reaping, you receive God’s guidance and protection.”
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 08:13:07 pm »

We watched one the other night, it was flying and came and landed right at our feet!  bugeye I almost swatted it when it buzzed by my face, I'm so glad I didn't. I love the mantis!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 08:51:06 pm »

I used to see them a lot when I was a kid. I think they re protected and you can get a fine if you hurt them. I remember the first time I saw a hummingbird I thought it was a bee and almost swatted it. That was many years ago. Then I saw the colors and was mesmirised.
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 “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him: He gave you feathers for clothes, wings to fly and all other things that you need. It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing or reaping, you receive God’s guidance and protection.”
St. Francis of Assissi

My rescued and adopted feathered family...
Zebra Finches - The widow Mary Meeper & her new beau Joey Peepers, Leo and all the "kids"
The Quakes - Jade & Buddy & Ducky
"Sunday" Conure - Bella
Canary Wing Parakeets - Dexter and Morgan
The Budgies - Waldo, Wanda,  Pixie, and Violet
Fly high little Johnny Meeper  - flew to the Rainbow Bridge 1-6-2010
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 07:58:59 am »

 :laugh:Love 'em & Leave 'em...in pieces that is! 2funny2 Til death do they part.  dmblaf Never said the misses couldn't hurry it up a bit!! lol

I've always loved the grotesque-like looks of the praying mantis.  hugu

They are of of the most unique creatures of the insect world.  thumb
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 08:04:01 am »

i always thought they were just the neatest creatures!  loveuk  ya know,  think  all the bugs and critters we got down here, i dont think i've ever seen a praying manits here  confused  i remember 'em from michigan and i think i saw some in north carolina. but i dont remember ever seeing one down here.   dknow
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 08:16:33 am »

We used to stay at a motel in NJ and they covered the outside walls of the place, it was soooooo neat!
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 12:26:13 pm »

they are so cool!  I remember the first time I saw one it was on my ceiling I was like AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH hugeass bug!
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 01:07:14 pm »

they are SOOOO cool :)  nice shot
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 01:20:34 pm »

Cool!  They are fun to watch thumb
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 03:10:35 pm »

I don't like em  yes5  They are aliens that were sent here from another planet  pacino
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