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I Love Praying Mantis

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F Jul 28, 2008

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    I was cutting the grass along the house

    and I thought some had blown back on me as it was spitting out the side. I continued to cut the grass. To my shock at first and then my utter amazement I noticed out of the corner of my eye it was a large Praying Mantis that was know sitting on my shoulder looking dead at me. I...
    Eventhorizon75 Eventhorizon75 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Need To Find A Praying Mantis

    Well When I was little I saw a praying mantis for the first and last time on my house. I'm 13 now and I love praying mantis. I would like to know where I can find one or where I can find an egg sac or nymph. I live in Yonkers, New York which is near NYC if there are any places...
    samchi12312 samchi12312 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Friendly One

    Well I just saw this group come up in the activity section and it brought to mind a story. Acouple years ago at work a few of us were sitting on the ground having lunch. A praying mantis walked out of the treeline ,crawled up my one buddys leg and sat on his knee. Well...
    jillian222 jillian222 56-60, T 4 Responses Nov 7, 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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    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 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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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    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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    So a fella buys a female parrot. Looks beautiful! But the mouth on her!!!! Foulest language you could imagine!!! And some you can't! "My name is Becky and I like to ****!" Anyway...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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    Far far, there was this little girl She was praying for something to happen to her Everyday she writes words and more words Just to speak out the thoughts that keep floating inside...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Love to the moon and back,to infinity and beyond,forever and ever kind of love,soul mate,till death do us part lines. etc.etc. lol! old saying I know, but I want and praying for a...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Well, there are some things I can't say here, due to the fact that it would give some people my name or the name of my friend, but this is what happened. First of all...
    Alvinus Alvinus 16-17, M Jan 7

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    I think many people can relate to this song in one way or another. Reaching Out by Caroline Pennell Young in denial, stopped for a while, waiting on a boy to change. She's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16

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    A couple of questions for you - Who is Jesus Christ? What is the Holy Spirit? What does it do to a person? You said God forgives when we mess up... What about when we seek God...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    This is the child your caste system took from my parents...over genocide...this is the child that grew up wondering how she'd fend for herself because of YOUR secrets and YOUR All...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    :( I have started to develop feelings for my best friend in the beginning of December.. We have been such close friends for around 6 months... Anyway, when I developed feelings, I...
    whateverlife12 whateverlife12 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    On August 5, 2914 I lost my daughter and grandson, and they went to heaven to be with Jesus forever. She was planning to start a new life with a man she knew for a long time. She...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    Well attleast you think they did at first or don't know how they feel about you I was very hurt and I didn't know what to do because I was very comfortable with this person and the...
    rach232323 rach232323 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I currently weigh 260 right now, and I had my mom buy me a 2x sweater from Walmart today. A size to small, praying that I would fit into it which I do but it's really tight. That...
    Alyssasaurous Alyssasaurous 16-17, F Jan 4

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    CHILDREN/KIDS AND CHURCH Jesus' Dad's Name A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What was Jesus' mother's name?" One child answered, "Mary." The teacher then asked, "Who...
    KinkyKellyAnn65 KinkyKellyAnn65 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Scattered pieces of a broken soul, How to recollect, need some reconstruction. I feel my life, so out of control. Does anyone have any advice, some form of instruction? How did he...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Was standing alone in this road for so long Wanting to be noticed, for someone to care Wandering like a lost soul in a world so cold Surrounded by a society not made for me Racing...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    A Prayer for Love I'm praying to you, dear Lord above For my heart's profound wish, a perfect love. I pray You'll give me one who cares, Who understands me, who always shares, The...
    TheLastWolf TheLastWolf 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You know what guys. (Male teachers) you lose. Once the student you've been praying your eyes on has reached their legal age being 18. They'll notice that you don't actually love...
    yousuckok yousuckok 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    What I thought would kill the pain only brought more. I lay dying, my wrist pouring crimson regret and betrayal. I'm dying, praying, bleeding and screaming. Am I too lost to be...
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    My dad and my aunts always enjoy telling my siblings and I old stories or experiences of back when they lived in Mexico. They told me that back in the little town where they're...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I just made a new best friend on Ep! Shes really sweet. She is going through a rough time right now but im helping her. I just want to hold her and tell her how it will be okay but...
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    "You got me sippin' on something I can't compare to nothing I've ever known, I'm hoping That after this fever I'll survive I know I'm acting a bit crazy Strung out, a little bit...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Jan 9

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    This is a very overdue halloween story I wrote. I finally finished it -Nothing- She had come to her wits end. This...this...thing was taking over her life. She was upset. No, not...
    TrojanPrincess TrojanPrincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Two guys from New York City were in heaven for about a year. One was a preacher, the other a taxi driver. One day the Lord was making his rounds when the preacher asked Him if He...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    There are many people in my life I should love and cherish and care about. My family, friends, etc. But I don't really feel like I actually love anyone. A few of my closest friends...
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M 36 mins ago

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    He is amazing most of the time but he gets outta hand sometimes...I need to share the bad stories but friends just tell me to leave but I love my husband and he takes very good...
    Missmisery333 Missmisery333 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am new to this, and so far have only experienced it twice. I think that it will enhance my love life, once I can find the right technique.. I enjoy unconscious sex as well, so I...
    dirtylittlesecretss dirtylittlesecretss 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I love my homecoming dress and makeup and hair, couldn't have down it with out my my 3 friends and my amazing next door neighbor that took all my photos before i left for my dance...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Lifes not a mystery but my love sure is...
    givupnuign givupnuign 56-60, M 1 hr ago