Friendly Mantis

A couple of weeks ago I caught a tiny praying mantis nymph while working on our new house, and released it into our current front yard after showing it to the kids. This afternoon, a slightly bigger praying mantis jumped onto my shoulder as I was walking in the door. It played with me and the kids for a good 15 minutes before running off into the bushes. It seems unlikely, but I wonder if it was the same bug …

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