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Praying mantis hangs out in Marlins dugout [video only]
dump.com ^ | 9-8-2013 | MLB.com

Posted on 09/08/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by servo1969

A praying mantis interacts with Florida players during today's Marlins/Nationals game. Some enjoy the mantis's company, other are less than amused. One freaks out when the mantis jumps on him which sends the announcers into a laughing fit.

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TOPICS: Gardening; Humor; Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: baseball; florida; mantis; marlins; mlb; nationals; washington

1 posted on 09/08/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Some “laugh out loud” moments in this video! Great find!


2 posted on 09/08/2013 6:37:00 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: servo1969

What’s wrong with those men? It’s a green, pretty insect that doesn’t bite. I see lots of them in my garden, and they’re usually ingeniously camouflaged. Sometimes you have to look closely to recognize them, because they disguise themselves as flowers, dead leaves and bird turds. And they are amazingly intelligent, as bugs go. I think they’re extraterrestrials.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 6:44:09 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: servo1969

Fascinating creatures. They respond to you as an animal would — rather than an insect. Much more intelligent than a typical insect.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 6:48:48 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: servo1969

Later


5 posted on 09/08/2013 6:50:16 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: rhinohunter
When I lived in Japan, they had what seemed to be really big mantises over there.

Check out this link: "Mantis catches and devours two honeybees"

6 posted on 09/08/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: servo1969

“I claim this noggin in the name of Mantidae!”


7 posted on 09/08/2013 6:56:50 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: servo1969

I love Mickey Mantis!


8 posted on 09/08/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: servo1969

Heck, I’d be honored if a Praying Mantis wanted to sit on top of my cap. Mantises are awesome!


9 posted on 09/08/2013 6:57:43 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: servo1969

From the score it seems that Washington was the team in need of prayer.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 6:59:19 PM PDT by bramps (Obama, Democrats, and Planned Parenthood: The biggest fans of chemical weapons on the planet)
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To: jespasinthru

Fear of insects is psychological / genetic.

For the same people, you could place a sterile, non-venomous and non-biting insect on their body and their brain would light up with the stress response of the kind one would see when confronted by a lion in the wild.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 7:09:59 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: rhinohunter

I’ve also found they’ll drink milk from a spoon, don’t know if it’s good for them though.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 7:18:51 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: jespasinthru
And they are amazingly intelligent, as bugs go. I think they’re extraterrestrials.

I've always thought so too. Just moved a baby one off of my bar-b-que to a nearby plant yesterday.

13 posted on 09/08/2013 7:32:56 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: jespasinthru
Oh, they bite allright....


14 posted on 09/08/2013 7:36:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: servo1969

Funny!


15 posted on 09/08/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: servo1969

I had a really good belly laugh the other day. My uncle was visiting (to borrow some money) and I had turned off the AC and opened all the windows to air out the house. A palmetto bug flew in the livingroom window and landed on his shoulder, and he totally freaked. He jumped up, slapping at himself and screaming “Get it off me! Get it off me!”
I just cracked up with uncontrollable laughter. There were tears in my eyes. You would think a giant poisonous scorpion had just crawled up his butt.
For those of you who live up north, a palmetto bug is a giant flying cockroach that lives in the trees outside.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

I agree in re: the reaction to the single praying mantis...

But, when I was 15 years old, I got my first job which involved FICA and SS deductions. The job was sweeping floors at a large textile factory. The job also required that you perform various other tasks as assigned... The factory had beed expanded several times over the years and the expansions had created little “court yards” surrounded by four concrete block walls, accessable through only one door. We had to go into these areas and cut the grass. There was one area about 30’ x 50’, that had become infested completely with a huge praying mantis population. Thousands of them... It was like something Stephen King would have written back in the day. And we had to clean them out. No kidding, I saw one that was at least 15” long. Multi-colored, too. Green, brown, and an orange-yellow. I will tell you that if you walk into that size swarm, you will definitely get creeped out. They would be all over you. One of my co-workers quit. Another made a flame thrower from a garden sprayer and went to war with them. The mantis population took a huge hit that day.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 8:13:49 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: servo1969

My kids used to love catching a mantis, putting into a jar with a cricket and watch the fun.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 8:21:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: HerrBlucher

Zom-mantis!
“Braaaaaaains!”


19 posted on 09/08/2013 8:51:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: rlmorel
interesting video..thought the bees' attack
scent would mass all other bees against it.

20 posted on 09/08/2013 9:09:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: HerrBlucher
That's an very interesting pic..bird must've been
sick/too early in the morning (little/no warm-up) .

21 posted on 09/08/2013 9:17:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: jespasinthru

Here in southern New Jersey(’’ the shore area’’ where I live) we have the green colored species, beautiful little buggers, well, they’re big actually. My wife loves them because they eat the bugs that go after her rose bushes and her other plants. I’ve always thought they’re just about the coolest looking insects going.( They’re from the family of beetles, the most numerous of insects species.) Funny thing about this picture to me is that the mantis I always see don’t have black eyes. They’re a kind of light brown or beige.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 10:17:50 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jespasinthru

Friend, years ago I did demolition work in NYC , tearing down and renovating old buildings. Been down below Manhattan and the Bronx in some funky old buildings and I saw cockroaches, that flew, and were about as big as a damned sparrow, I kid you not. Hit them things with a shovel and they’d keep moving. You had to wallop them ugly ass things two or three times before they stopped moving.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 10:25:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: rhinohunter

The only insect that can turn its head without turning the rest of its body.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 1:59:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jespasinthru

Man, we are ate up with those things this year! I chalk it up to all the rain this summer.


25 posted on 09/09/2013 3:56:57 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

AAGH! That’s disgusting! (shudder) If one of those things landed on me, I’d run in circles, screaming.

(Bug phobia, in case you couldn’t tell)


26 posted on 09/09/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: servo1969

I worked at a gas station and a Mantis took up residence in the garage. We would run around catching bugs to feed it. It even had a name which I cant recall. That thing lived like a king.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 8:20:52 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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