Preying Mantis catching Hummingbird - is it possible?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    This is the second occurance my wife and I have observed of this taking place. Hard to believe but here are the pictures. This mantis hides out near a hummingbird feeder and does his dirty work.
     

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  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Wow, first time I have seen this.

    Nature is something else..
     

  3. CBurns87

    CBurns87 New Member

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    wow that is kind of cool. Never thought something like that could happen. Thanks for sharing:smile2:
     
  4. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I'v never heard about this let alone seen proof! Wow!
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Wow!! Thanks for the post. Going to send the pics to the Dept. of Conservation and inquire.
     
  6. lil kat

    lil kat New Member

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    Wow nature has some strange ways of the food chain and being part of it. Thanks for the pics Dean.
     
  7. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    learn something new every day. never would have thought that could happen. the pictures don't lie though.
     
  8. mattr

    mattr New Member

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  9. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    ....or bullfrogs that eat baby ducks...........
     
  10. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Haven't seen any for two years now. Thanks for this post an the pictures. Glad to see some again.
     
  11. Pip

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    Preying Mantis are pretty cool to watch. I knew they were pretty good and skillful predators, but to get a hummingbird , wow! Thanks for the pictures, definitely puts it in perspective.
     
  12. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Yep, that's pretty amazing! Thanks for the pictures.
     
  13. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    Wow, Thanks for the pictures,,,,, That is one Bad A$$ dude.
     
  14. cavereric

    cavereric New Member

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    wow wow wow !!!!!!!!
     
  15. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Pretty cool!! Thanks for posting it!!
     
  16. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Couldnt have said it better myself:smile2: Those are some awesome pics:big_smile:
    Put a few of those guys on the border and there goes the immigration problems :smile2:
     
  17. Magnus777

    Magnus777 New Member

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    The wonders of nature never cease! Truly interesting! Thank you for sharing this amazing discovery! :big_smile:
     
  18. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Wow!! Thanks for the post
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I learn something new every day. I didn't think that was possible. Thanks for sharing Dean. Reps.
     
  20. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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