While out for a drive…
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Praying Mantis, Playing Dead

I spotted her on top of this 30 gallon drum. Then when I began to photograph her, she just lay down and appeared to have deceased. Moments later she got up and continued on her way. I suppose many creatures do that when the situation seems to warrant it, but I’ve never before seen a praying mantis do it.

Playing dead!

Playing dead!

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