Praying Mantis

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by FunnyRiverFarm, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    So, today I was out with the goats in the pasture and I noticed a huge (at least 4"!) praying mantis resting in a clump of grass. When I kind of knelt down to get a better look at it, Jezabelle came strolling over to see what I was doing and started nibbling on some of the grass around it. Of course the praying mantis scrambled to try to get away. That's when Jezabelle picked it up by its wings thrashing it around--at first I thought she was going to eat it, but then she let go and flung it a good ten feet across the pasture...as if to say "there, I took care of it...now pay attention to me!". Luckily, the praying mantis escaped with no serious injury...

    I just thought I'd share...lol... :)
     
  2. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    How neat! I love praying mantis. My fav bug :)
     

  3. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    I'm scaredof those things!!! EEEEK- I heard it was bad luck to kill one though- :shrug:
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah we get lots of those because of our garden. There was even one at work --- but there is a pond outback so that is probably why
     
  5. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    I found one by the pond in our bird avairy today! My cat tried to eat it but i put it on a tree and it scrambled away lol

    You dont see them very much around here
     
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i've never seen one, I heard they are mean. is that true?
     
  7. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Only mean to bugs xD

    they are kinda mean but they dont hurt at all :shrug:

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    Thats like the one i found
     
  8. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    AlaskaBoers--They are mean until they figure out you're 1)not a threat, and 2)they can't eat you. After that they're okay...some people keep them for pets if you can believe that.
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hmm, i thought they were green. yeah, i guess bugs are only mean to a degree, and i cant imagine keeping any insect as a pet!
     
  10. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    No insect is mean. They defend their territory, will try to not get eaten, and survive by eating other things, but I hardly call that mean. There are actually several kinds of mantis, some quite beautiful like this Orchid Mantis:
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  11. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Wow, that one is beautiful!
     
  12. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    I love orhcid mantises

    purty :drool:
     
  13. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    We have praying manthis galore. I find their egg sacks EVERYWHERE. I love to watch them. They don't freak me out at all.
     
  14. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    One time, I was walking under some trees and felt something fall in my hair. I figured it was a leaf and didn't think twice.

    Got into the house, looked in the mirror, and there was a praying mantis looking back at me from atop my head! :shocked:

    Gave me quite a shock! I then gently picked her up and took her back outside to her tree. :greengrin:
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Epona142.....so funny..love that story.......... :ROFL:
     
  16. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    haha evil mantis tried to eat your brains xD
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...................LOL