Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Praying Mantis

This is my friend Dr. G’s new pet.  It looks mean and its claws look sharp.  I was told it can eat 7 stupid fruit flies in one sitting.  Fortunately, it is only 1 cm across. 


4 comments:

Le OgreChat said...

How do you know that fruit flies are stupid?

StephenC said...

You are right. I don't really know. They just look stupid, partly because they are called "flies" but they cannot fly. And they seem to be just running around aimlessly. :-)

YTSL said...

Goodness me! I've seen praying mantises but never one so small and interesting looking! :O

StephenC said...

Yeah, they seem to be getting quite popular in HK these days. It is fun watching it wave its claws menacingly.