Sunday, September 05, 2010

"Honey" the Bee-eating Praying Mantis

We found "Honey" tonight while we were taking the dogs (Smudgie and Scarlet) for a walk.  She is living in a large "critter cage" with plants and a hermit-crab-style-sponge for water. In the first hour that we had her she captured and devoured two honey bees caught in the front yard. I learned tonight that their eyes darken in low light and then turn green again in bright sunlight.

Honey on Rachael's hand.

Honey kept jumping onto the camera as we were photographing.

Honey walking on my hand.