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The Worcester Line really bugged him today
By adamg on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 9:34am
Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:
While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally shook him loose at the little park in the back (couldn't bring him in to work - strict no-pets policy).
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I've only seen one mantis in
I've only seen one mantis in my life at a rest stop somewhere off 95 in CT. I must have spent 30 minutes just watching it. They are super cool critters (and HUGE).
Are they still on the
Are they still on the endangered list? As a kid I remember being told it was against the law to kill one (not that I would), also to pick lady slippers.
Urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/mantis2.asp
I was wondering the same
I was wondering the same thing this last weekend. I was mowing my lawn and noticed one in the grass, so I mowed around it, leaving the patch it was sitting on unmowed. Yes, that was my good deed for the day.
They're not endangered.
They're not endangered. They're not even native. There are two introduced species here in New England, the Praying Mantis from Europe and the Chinese Mantis. The one pictured is a Praying Mantis.
So Will has helped spread an
So Will has helped spread an invasive species. Better check his backpack for Asian Lonhorn Beetles.
Yes, I'm running down the
Yes, I'm running down the railway track.
Could you help me? Mantis on my leg.
Being a good parent
Did he have "the talk" with his little buddy about girls? I'd hate to send a young gentleman-mantis out there without one. ;) :)