A Deadly Mantis

I found this little guy crossing the road and he agreed to model for me. I’m rather pleased by how this picture turned out. Actually, right near where I took this I heard a rustling and saw the tail of a snake the size and length of my arm disappear into the brush when I was coming back past this spot. (Too fast to get a picture) The TAIL was the size and length of my arm, the whole snake must have been a good couple meters long. I heard the local snakes are poisonous too, joy. I was so shocked I just stood there staring at the spot where the tail disappeared for a couple minutes to check if I could see it again…which thinking back on it might not have been the smartest thing to do… Posted by Picasa