Tuesday, 27 January 2015

An unexpected visitor

As well as cool reptiles, Australia also has some interesting insects that are not found in the UK. One of them paid us a visit on Saturday night: a mantis of some sort.

I'm not sure what species it was, and therefore whether it was technically a "praying mantis" or not. Hopefully, it was a preying mantis and will despatch a few of our less appreciated insect visitors, i.e. cockroaches!

It didn’t come into the house, which is a good thing because the cats seemed super-interested! Indeed, it was Arthur who drew our attention to it, spotting it on one of the outdoor chairs in the dark.

I went out to take a few pictures and it obligingly wandered over to the door to give the kitties a closer look.

1 comment:

  1. Australia is highly notorious for those kinds of things. The wildlife that just fires off in all directions. It's really best to keep your camera eyes trained, as well as be alert of the biohazards that can slip in the cracks. In any way, you can always call services that can help you get rid of those. All the best!

    Alta Peng @ Liberty Pest

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