Under Three quarter inch Praying Mantis

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Never saw one this small before and
here is one on a flower pot that was on the porch today.
 

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Thanks Bill,I love those things! Like to watch them hunt.
Thanks it’s amazing to spot that …I never saw them hunt before but a couple days ago a bobcat was walking in the yard and started to chase a rabbit in circles and my wife went out on the porch and clapped her hands and the bobcat stopped and went into the tree line and the rabbit survived
 

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Nice little one Bill!! When I was a kid I brought home a praying mantis egg mass I found in a field in the fall. Come March they all hatched, hundreds of them, and they were all over the house. The warmth of being inside all winter must have made them hatch early. Sadly most of them died before it was warm enough to put them outside.
 

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Nice little one Bill!! When I was a kid I brought home a praying mantis egg mass I found in a field in the fall. Come March they all hatched, hundreds of them, and they were all over the house. The warmth of being inside all winter must have made them hatch early. Sadly most of them died before it was warm enough to put them outside.
My kids did the same. I didn't know what it was and had them put it in a little bug cage. Of course it was forgotten after some weeks. Found it eventually with hundreds of the dead little guys. I still feel awful about that.
 
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Nice little one Bill!! When I was a kid I brought home a praying mantis egg mass I found in a field in the fall. Come March they all hatched, hundreds of them, and they were all over the house. The warmth of being inside all winter must have made them hatch early. Sadly most of them died before it was warm enough to put them outside.
That’s amazing thanks again for sharing this with us
 
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My kids did the same. I didn't know what it was and had them put it in a little bug cage. Of course it was forgotten after some weeks. Found it eventually with hundreds of the dead little guys. I still feel awful about that.
Our kids always liked to gather insects also one of their favorite was lightening bugs
 

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