It is officially autumn here. We have a couple of new visitors. A pair of the most terrifying killers in all the insect world.

I find it interesting that one is beige and one is green. The beige one is a long as my thumb and quite willingly hopped onto it when I extended it. I understand that a Praying Mantis makes for a good pet. I wouldn’t do such a thing. They belong in the wild, preying on other creatures one finds far less desirable.

Like this gal…

black spider

A big ole’ black widow. They are everywhere out here. Mantises consider them dinner.