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I Love Praying Mantis

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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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    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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    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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    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 56-60 5 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Oh don't mind them... They are just baby praying mantis in my backyard...
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F a week ago

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    There are about 200 baby mantis per a pod and I have 3. His shall be interesting.
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F a week ago

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    Listen i am sorry about how i acted.. i understand what is going on now and you don't want to risk being thrown out and that is why you stop talking to me. But i need you to...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Apr 30

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    I have been hoping and praying for my soul mate to finally be in my life. Then strangely enough it feels like it happened. Some guy when I was at karaoke came up to me and we...
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    "I'm the one that you need and fear Now that you're hooked, it's all becoming clear That all your judgments that you placed on me Was a reflection of discovery So maybe next time...
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    [Chorus:] Out of sight, out of mind, Out of time, to decide. Do we run? Should I hide? For the rest, of my life. [x2] [Verse 1:] Dear Anne My number 1 fan I write with the light...
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    I've got family members that I really have to watch out for. I've got cousins in Guyana who I hope Jesus can save. Some people ask why does caste reflect upon Guyanese People when...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 7

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    Eric Church - Two Pink Lines Lyrics She was pacing back and forth on her front porch I pulled up slinging gravel in my Daddy's Ford She cried all the way to Johnson's store I...
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    Lord help your faithful to stand boldly in truth in a time where bad is good and good is bad. Help us to do your will in love but never compromising the truth. In Jesus name, amen...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    For me, it's not an "I'd like to." but like I Have to. I've been married twice neither of them, would I have ever said even at the time we wed, were my true love. I admit that I...
    chemanewr chemanewr 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    "Love, it will NOT betray you, dismay or enslave you. Love will set you free." -Mumford and Sons
    DavidDG DavidDG 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Who knew working in a prison I'd find my one true love, who is an inmate. I love that man more than anything in this world and he 100% deserves my love and loyalty
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    I lay sleeping, and I smell coffee, and bacon, oh I know I must be dreaming. I make the coffee, eggs, and fry the bacon. What's this I hear, running water in the bathroom, wake up...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I grew up on hip hop so that's what I know best. Anything from Grandmaster Flash to Cannibal OX. Recently for the past year I've been trying to broaden my music by exploring new...
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    I watched my momma suffer years of heartache, and pain from a life of poverty, and a violent man. She tried to leave him a time or two, we were very small, but I remember one time...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My wife and I were monogamous for twelve years before I allowed her to be pleased and pampered by her supervisor, a grey haired gentleman. It was definitely a great thing for us...
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    I met a girl who didn't treat me like garbage. And since EVERYONE tested me like garbage she treated me great. I love her. We had two awesome kids. They are unbelievable...
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    I love it, it's so manly! I like cuddling with a man with his top off, so I can run my fingers slowly through his chest hair, and tug it slightly.
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I love to wear bikini when it is summer time
    cybschen cybschen 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Cuddles are great. Arms wrapped around each other, bodies pressed together, feeling protected and loved.
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I really really love the ocean especially the beach it sorta makes me feel peaceful and it's funny to think you're standing at the edge of world you see the endless ocean...
    hurricanelucie hurricanelucie 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I just love the way it is so beautiful .. The trees, flowers...so many different colored flowers..
    NoPostOnSundays NoPostOnSundays 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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