Monday, March 12, 2012

An unexpected vistor to our garden

I spotted the expected visitor on my basil today, when trying to snip off several leaves for salad.  Mr Hippo said he had not known that there were mantis in Australia.  But a quick Google search showed that they were common here and even have a reputation of striking fear amongst the native Australian gecko! 

Update on April 23: We found a mantis on our dinning table today!  Not sure whether it was the same one.  It is getting colder and colder these days and we turn heater on from time to time , so maybe he/she tried to migrate to a warmer climate?  Mr Hippo carefully relocated the fella back to nature.

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