I was mowing the grass today and just barely missed chopping this praying mantis to bits. Don't get me wrong. I realize I probably kill a ton of things by mowing and walking and etc. I'm not a freak about killing insects accidentally. I just don't try to do it unless it's necessary (carpenter ants in the house, for example). So since I didn't hit this guy, I got my camera and came back out to get some video of him.
So for a little while today, I was thinking I actually like this insect. But then I watched this. Ouch.