It's been a long day and I've got to get up at 5:00am and do it all over again tomorrow so I'm just going to tell you about the praying mantis I saw today. The tyke wasn't interested. He wanted to play in the pool, but I was fascinated. I haven't seen one since I lived on the farm but I swear it was a different color and shape here.
I remember the ones on the farm being a lighter color and thinner. This was was almost fat and a very flat brown color with front feet like little clubs. It was just as bold as the northern ones were though. It's head was a perfect triangle with big eyes at either point. It looked right at me and stared me down.