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Predator & Prey

Predator and Prey

Predator & Prey

I spent Sunday evening entertained my this insect cat and mouse game in our front flower garden. After watching grasshoppers dine on my wife’s flower pots I was quietly encouraging my resident pest controller to do it’s job. After jockeying for position it struck with the blink of an eye…and missed. It just proves that the predator’s life owns no guarantees.

Insect Cat & Mouse

Insect Cat and Mouse

Missed!

I guess you could say this is a Friday Friend and Foe Post.

On the Prowl

This Preying (or praying if you prefer) Mantis seemed to be reprimanding me to be still and quiet. It’s not very nimble but does exhibit a fair amount of patience while prowling for the flies that were landing nearby.