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Rescued

mantis

We almost stepped on this little guy when were out shopping. Poor thing was a long way from anything that was even remotely green and right in the middle of a walkway.


I snapped a couple of shots with my fancy new phone - which is much better at taking a photo then I expected - while hubby did the rescuing. It was a bit of a walk but we got him over to the hedges without incident.

mantis

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  1. Well done for rescuing the creature. It looks huge.

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    1. He was 2-3 inches. I guess that's pretty big.

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  2. Glad you managed to miss him and see him to safety

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    1. So am I! I would have felt awful if we had stepped on him.

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  3. I once had one of these on my bed, at first I thought it was a big leaf. Looks like they have a special talent for finding themselves in odd places :-)

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    1. I think they have some ridiculously long jumping ability that is almost flying but not quite. I guess if they could actually fly they would have a bit more control of where they would end up.

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  4. Well done for rescuing him, I'm sure many people walked right by. I'm not sure I would have picked him up, to be honest. Hopefully I could have put him in something (maybe one of the many empty snack food tubs I seem to carry around).

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    1. I always worry about hurting their little feet.

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  5. Aww well done! Don't think I'd have been brave enough to pick that little guy up though! #mysundayphoto

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  6. Aww it's always fascinating to find such creatures. I would just snap a picture from afar.

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    1. If he had've jumped I'm sure everyone would have known about it as I squealed in surprise. Luckily he allowed us to move him without incident.

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  7. He looks quite large, I bet he was much happier

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I hope so. There was mostly just roads and carpark - not really a good spot for him at all.

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  8. Well done on the rescue. His camouflage is fabulous in the leaves :) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. He disappeared into the foliage very fast, I almost couldn't find him again to take the shot.

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  9. Well done on rescuing the wee critter.
    #MySundayPhoto

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  10. That's a lovely preying mantis. I bet he'll have better luck finding dinner on a bush!

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    1. Meals, shade, safety from big shoes - what more could a Mantis want?

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  11. Bravo on being heroes!
    And congrats on your new phone! I'm jelly! Planning to get one next month.

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    1. My old phone was about 5 years old and was not doing so well. I hope you get a great deal on a new one.

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  12. awww how sweet! thanks for the rescue! I am sure the little guy appreciates it!

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    1. I think he may have been on the hot path for a while as he was a bit lethargic. I hope he cooled down and got back a bit of pep.

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  13. Lovely shot and I am so glad that he is okay =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. Not too bad for phone photo right?

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  14. I rescue such critters also, which has earned me a few strange looks... but that's fine. It makes me feel good in a strange way.
    Care to share his photo at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/old-san-juan-pigeon-park.html?

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    1. Yay for a fellow critter rescuer! It's worth every strange look =D

      I've been really struggling to link up to mid-week linkies this year, I must try harder to visit yours which is one of my favourites!

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    1. He's got the best camouflage skills.

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  16. I wonder how they can stray so far off course sometimes, great job on the rescue :) #PhotoFriday

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    1. It must have been a really tasty morsel to entice him that far away from the foliage.

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  17. His camouflage in the hedges is amazing. It took me a while to pick him out amongst the leaves.

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    1. It's even harder in real life confronted with the whole bush, I nearly lost him completely which would have made for rather boring post about rescuing him.

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  18. So cute! Great you didn't step over it.

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  19. I'd have been the same - getting the other half to rescue him. I couldn't pick him up.

    Great capture!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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    1. I don't know what I would have done if it had just been me, maybe I would have tried to convince him to hitch a ride on my handbag.

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