Wordless Wednesday 2014 #15 - Praying Mantis

The praying mantis is a strange looking creature - in addition to looking like it is praying, it can turn its triangular head 180 degrees, and has two large compound eyes and three smaller eyes. The female praying mantis eats the male just after mating (and sometimes during!) I took this photo last year in Laos, while we were travelling in the Far East. Some people keep them as pets, but I think I'll stick with my cocker spaniel :)

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