Monday, October 26, 2009
Humming Bird Vs. Mantis
I got my new National Geographic Magazine today.
When I saw this, I couldn't believe it. It made my blood run cold.
In Nam I kept a mantis tied near my bunk to eat offending insects.
I thought nothing of it. But this is creepy.
Yes a Praying Mantis will catch and eat a humming bird.
Photo by Sharon Fullingim, published on National Geographic Your Shot
Here's an article that discusses another incident.
Now as you will read, some people wouldn't kill a mantis that was preying (rather than Praying) on their humming birds. I say shit on that. Kill the mother..........insect. Birds are more important than bugs on my scale of life, and humming birds are a special gift to our senses.