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Praying at the Breakfast Table

Eating breakfast at the bench on our verandah this morning noticed a tiny insect – I was about to swat it away as you do when I realized what it was – a Praying Mantis. Thankfully it hung around long enough for me to get some macro shots – not easy when it keeps trying to hide inder your plate or in the shade of your coffee cup.

 Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Praying MantisPraying Mantis  I must admit I never realised quite how tiny these fascinating creatures got – the last one I encountered in Cambodia was the size of a large grasshopper, this was little more than an ant!

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