Saturday, October 15, 2011

George's Treat

I checked on our pet George last week and saw an amazing thing about nature.  It was kinda  morbid but neat in a way because I get to see him eat the treat that he caught.  What got me is that I saw the grasshopper's inside of stomach or heart still breathing while George was  munching on him.

I feel bad for the grasshopper  but I know that  the praying mantis (George) is just trying to survive.
There are so many insects in my mums so George stay there.  We visit  and check on him everyday.
Can you see his teeth?  This is my very first time seeing a praying mantis  eat so it's pretty amazing.  For some of you, this occurrence is just ordinary but for me it's extra ordinary hehehe.

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Chubskulit Rose said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow - those are some amazing shots!

Snap said...

Great shots and George likes his meal *fresh*! Happy Critter Day!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of great clarity.

Cassie said...

Awesome photos. I just learned that the praying mantis is the only insect that can turn it's head. They are quite amazing! Happy SSS.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

great photos! they look like aliens from a movie. very cool

EG CameraGirl said...

Great shots of the praying mantis!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Grisly...but great shots!

(With apologies to William Blake)

Shadow, shadow lurking dark
In a corner of the park,
What immortal eye can see
Your transcendent symmetry?

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Little Pool

LV said...

You outdid your self this time. I have never seen such stunning, detailed shots of anything this close. Especially, these type critters.

Pblacksaw said...

amazing photography! I have seen a few praying mantis this year.. but these shots are great! thanks for visiting my blog.. have a great day!

Carletta said...

Excellent shots!
I had a Praying Mantis living in the bushes in front of my porch but I haven't seen him lately. I've never seen him eat. :)

Powell River Books said...

That's an amazing series of shots. I had a praying mantis in my classroom once. We had to purchase crickets to feed him. The kids found it very interesting. - Margy

Anonymous said...

wonderful shots! Loved seeing the details in these series.

eden said...

Beautiful shots of the praying mantis.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - Nature being red in tooth and claw! Great set of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Anonymous said...

"Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together."
Great shots of the Praying Mantis!!
Please visit my Guildwood garden to see my Canadian Explorer Rose.
Thank you for your wonderful pictures!!
- Cheers,

Heirloom treasures said...

I think your photography is amazing,but I couldn't look at some of it. I know it's nature but I can't look when a thing is eaten alive.
Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! These are amazing shots!

Thanks for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic captures.

Lina Gustina said...

I've never seen an eating praying mantis before. Amazing shots, Rose!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi George

Wonderful post!
I would like to complete my Guest Friend list for this year.
I'm inviting you to participate as our Guest Friend of TODAY'S FLOWERS.


NatureFootstep said...

actually, I am glad we don´t have them. :) Nice shots though.

Dhemz said...

action shots all the photos you captured sis...:)

AMY said...

AMAZING Photos!!!
I've never seen a praying mantis........thanks for sharing these awesome pictures!

Jenn Jilks said...

Those are fabulous photos. I had to rescue a praying mantis from an eager kitten!

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