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I Love Praying Mantis

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    viaaf viaaf 46-50, M Aug 8, 2013

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    Coolest Of Bugs

    Well maybe not TECHNICALLY bugs, but they are super cool. It's also proper to spell it preying or praying.
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M Apr 29, 2012

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    This Isn't a Group I Expected to Find!

    When I was a child there was a mantis that lived on our back porch. Was a first pet of sorts. It was named Herman (though I don't know that it was even a male) and ended up getting HUGE. As an adult, I still think they're pretty awesome. No matter what they do it always looks...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Standing Date With Praying Mantis Friend

    For two years, I lived in the beautiful town of Mariposa, California. While staying with a magnanimous friend for a few months, I took on watering her garden every morning. I really enjoy this chore and singing to the plants and the birds and trees. A few days into my stay...
    smess smess 26-30 Jan 20, 2011

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    viaaf viaaf 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    I Kept One When I Was Nine

     i think their neat.and they are very helpfull because thy catch other insects.so yeah,i love em
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Jun 29, 2009

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    Who Said He's Praying?

    Maybe, just maybe, it's the slowest applause in the world!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    I Like Unique Pets

    I was just trying to kill time and wanted a unique pet, so I youtubed praying mantis because I remembered them from a bruce lee movie "enter the dragon" I found alot of videos on them, I couldn't believe an insect could take down so much larger prey. I also liked the idea of an...
    citrusk citrusk 41-45, M Sep 1, 2012

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    Pest Control

    Evidently one of our neighbors purchased a bunch of mantis eggs to use for his garden.  Now we have tons of them around our yard.  It's awesome to watch them stalk the other bugs.  And if you pick one up and talk to it, it'll look at you like it really understands...
    RazrGoth RazrGoth 22-25, T 5 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I Believe All Creatures Ser...

    I believe all creatures serve a purpose on earth. No matter how small. No matter how discusting, every living being plays their part. Praying mantis though are just cool little creatures.
    BTK316 BTK316 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    I Was Munched On By A Praying Mantis & I Still Love Them!

    When I was young, my Dad was photographing an adult female who was particularly defensive and on my hand. Dad was trying to get a side view of her in the attack mode, but she was turning around with him as he moved to get the side view photo of her. I lifted up my little finger...
    insectlady insectlady 56 5 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    When I Was A Kid Grasshoppers + Locust

    My discovery of this real world and how a bit of fantasy makes intuitiveness fill in with its mystics and wonders.  Just as all kids and it was with me at the age of 6 in Tucson, Arizona 1961 that of going to the outside of the house, I would see Grasshoppers and...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jan 22, 2010

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    New Births

    This will be the second season that we have Mantis's! There must have been another egg pod that hatched recently. They are of varying sizes and colors, green, brown and even a "blond" one. We are having terrible rain storms here in Southern Cal., I worry that the Mantis' will be...
    marilynmantis marilynmantis 41-45, F Jan 21, 2010

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    Instead Of Working -

    I am the neighbor of MarilynMantis. As Marilyn says, we are on our second season of Mantis Love and have found it to be a compelling way to spend hours and hours of time we could be working, but . . . I found a nest in the yard in '09 October and put it in a dry spot so the...
    mothermantis mothermantis 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Bug

    They're my mom's favorite insect. I have no idea why, she just thinks they are the best animal in the whole world. So I thought I'd join this group and dedicate that picture to her. Of course, she doesn't know about it....
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F Jul 28, 2008

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    True Love

    Within the past year I have become somewhat obsessed with Praying Mantis'. We hatched a egg pod in my neighbors yard. This is the second year we are seeing them. The babies are so cute, with their football shaped heads turning from side to side. We have had a string of losses...
    marilynmantis marilynmantis 41-45, F Nov 6, 2009

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    So People Ask Me...

    One hot summers day, my mother called me outside with my camera. So I bought it with me and went into the backyard, and I took photographs of it, and it looked right at the camera. I posted those lovely pictures on my deviantart page, and everyones constantly asking me, 'how...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    I just think they're

    so cool - the way they look at you, and turn their heads, I think they have feline mannerisms as well as some human mannerisms. I'm pretty sure that's why many people find them so fascinating. We used to keep them as pets, when we lived in a far Eastern country where they were...
    ElspethPseudonym ElspethPseudonym 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Praying Mantis

    That was the name of a band my friend played in, they never really made it in England, but they had a large following in Japan.
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Amazing Little Creatures

    Just look at the picture of this amazing little creature.  Looks like it's ready for battle!!!  I thought I already had a story written on the Praying Mantis but I can't find it.  Maybe I just commented on someone's story and I thought I written one, lol!!! ...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    This is my most recent bible study, a fruit of my quiet devotion on Psalm 119. I spend a week or so with each Verse and when I have understood a bit I write down my thoughts. So...
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    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Keeping on praying to God for everything. How annoying and depressing i am. I am sorry God. I bother you a lot. But i do feel for you..
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I typed other stories before and deleted them as I keep trying to start fresh, to no avail. I sit here crying. I cry out of so much frustration; with God and myself. I don’t...
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    You are to blame (Paruyr Sevak an Armenian writer) You are to blame that I'm lonely that I'm always wandering alone and sadly You are to blame that in this big world Nobody's love...
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    Memphis May Fire - Sleepless NightsI stare deep down into the eyes of my nightmaresAs they come to lifeI feel my heart beat right out of my chestand I think I might be losing the...
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    God is so good! I just wana shout it from the roof tops!! I love you Lord!! You heard my cry. You never left my side even when I felt I was all alone. You continue to bless me even...
    mse4sho mse4sho 22-25, F Mar 19

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    This may be funny but it hurts my heart so much every day. I have been going to the same class for 3 years with her. I have never really thought much about her. But recently...
    Martis25 Martis25 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I grow up and raised by a Catholic parents and studied in catholic schools from high school to college..and as I grew up I use to view relationship as a sacred one, and even...
    Anne38 Anne38 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    I feel same! Please don't think that "I worst christian" you are fine just keep going church and praying for help! Yesterday I feel same and I started to pray in my bedroom and...
    ChristianColeCrosman ChristianColeCrosman 13-15, M Mar 30

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    Jaron and The Long Road to Love - Pray For You Lyrics Haven’t been in church since I don’t remember when Things were going great ‘Til they fell apart again So I listened...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I was going to post this at the one year mark of joining this group- but as until yesterday I was on holiday, I completely lost track of what day it was. Oops ^^; Still, I'm going...
    pinkanon pinkanon 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm happily married and I recently visited my husband in Dubai. I was so happy spending my days with him and everything between us was fine until I met this stranger in the plane...
    Gypsyinlove Gypsyinlove 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's just a drop in the ocean A change in the weather I was praying that you and me might end up together It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert But I'm holding you...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Dominos is the king of big chain pizza. Especially the local Dominos. I've never been disappointed in it. Heck i have bought dominos in other towns and there is no comparison...
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    Our first real conversation. First semester was coming to an end. Where did the time go? Honestly, I did not feel it go by. So it is true... your high school years are like a...
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    Garth Brooks - More Then a Memory Lyrics People say she's only in my head It's gonna take time but I'll forget They say I need to get on with my life What they don't realize...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Lmao😂😂😂my dog ran off. So when we were looking for him. He came and tugged on my shirt and he was sniffing and he's like Mya....Where is Maxy? He started crying and hugged...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard, Said, no more counting dollars We'll be counting...
    Irregularactivities Irregularactivities 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    A pastor was praying for a demon-possessed man. He shouted, "In the name of Jesus, what do you want from this Man?! Speak! Before I cast you out into the lake of fire! The demon in...
    enriqueclasico enriqueclasico 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It hurts when see someone say i love you and never act it ever. I want to feel loved as hell why i am always the one who say i love you and even mention the name of the one i am in...
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    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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