Monday, September 18, 2006

Mantis Monday for 9-18-06


I bought this life-size mantis at the arts and crafts store. He's made of wire and silk, and he was in the aisle with the artificial fruit and little feathered birds.

He is very fragile, and has deteriorated over the years. His antennas fell off a long time ago, and I replaced them with a couple of Boomer's dog hairs (!) for his photo shoot. Since then, I have left this mantis on one of my plants on my front porch, even though it will probably only hasten his deterioration. And even though he doesn't look that real, his size and positioning have been tricking me on a regular basis.
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