My vote for the coolest insect out there? The praying mantis. I know a lot of people get creeped out by them, but when I saw the New York Times had a story about a praying mantis caught eating birds - I was all in. And then, when I found out some guy had taken pictures of the whole deal - I went nuts! (OK - that might be a little dramatic - but I was shocked.) Apparently, praying mantises all over the world eat birds. Who KNEW? (Not me) Have you ever seen this, here in Michigan?

So, praying mantises. They're smart, they're great hunters, they can jump like a cat and they have 3-D vision. Here's the story. Click now. Thank me later.


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