I was out tonight cleaning the pond. Chopping up my super-long anarchis and hornwort, and getting excited by all the baby snails I'm finding. I probably found around 8 new snails--babies of the ones I bought and want in there! Woohoo! Anyway, while taking the bits of leaves and algea to the compost pile, I notice a stray leaf on my shoulder. I went to brush it off and it ran towards my head!!
I grabbed it and threw it to the ground. I saw it was a praying mantis and scooped the poor thing up (boy was he angry) and took him in too show my husband. Well, while showing Adam, the thing ran up my arm, onto my back and into my hair.
As Adam was taking the picture, the mantis jumped at
him and he screamed like a little girl and ran away from me! It was so funny. Every time the bug moved he'd be screaming and running.