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The cat who swallowed...

2004-09-23 22:35:46.086453+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Yesterday evening Charlene and I were working on homework in the massage room, which is off-limits to cats for the sake of those with sensitivities. The cats felt left out, so they went out and got something to get our attention. In this case it happened to be one of the largest praying mantises I've ever seen. Unfortunately, the light was bad, so this was the best shot I got of a cat menacing the mantis.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-24 01:02:01.626679+00 by: mvandewettering

There is no sense of scale in this photograph, but he looks roughly the same size, probably three inches or a bit more accross. I had this one on my shoulder one day as I was coming into the house. After getting over the shrill screaming, I had the presence of mind to snap his photo.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-24 13:56:12.61512+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

These guys don't pray, but they are defintely not your average hosts pests:

Saw this guy on our way back from the highest point in Oklahoma. What's odd is that the last tarantula I saw was under a rock in a creekbed in Costa Rica - about as humid an environment as you can get. The trail to the highpoint in extreme western OK (the highpoint is 1200 feet from the New Mexico border) was so dry and arid that Asha and I took to eating Prickly Pear Cactus fruit to conserve our 1/2 gallon of water for the 7 mile hike.

This guy was near the shelter we overnighted at in the jungle in Costa Rica. I wasn't brave enough to do this with the tarantula!

I'll have more pics when I get around to writing a travelogue for our road trip/hike this Summer. Of course, I've yet to write the travelogue for our trip to Costa Rica too...