Hummer caught by Mantis

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This is a once in a lifetime photo! Most consider it a myth that a Preying Mantis could capture and kill a hummingbird. I watched the bird as it was dying, no hope to survive as it's throat was ripped open enough to stick your finger inside.

Myth Busted!


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Dol99lardype - Aug 18, 2017 09:32 AM EDT

It's a relief to fin

Kenelm - Apr 20, 2016 03:14 AM EDT
It's a relief to find soenome who can explain things so well
Abba - Mar 10, 2008 08:21 PM EDT
anne - Feb 29, 2008 03:37 PM EDT
A praying mantis came to my window once and stayed for two days. If I had seen this picture first, I would have destroyed it. *g* Fair play but I think one is not allowed to kill praying mantis? Maybe that was just when I was young. Anyway - you have a picture that will linger on in people's memories. *g* Science Fiction would be a great market place!! Great picture.
Guest - Dec 19, 2007 02:35 AM EDT
Incredible shot. I have seen them rip the heads off grasshoppers, but really had never thought about them catching and killing hummingbirds.
Guest - Sep 07, 2007 05:45 AM EDT
Wow, what a shock! Better call it "preying" mantis! Now, did it eat it whole... and how?
Guest - May 27, 2007 07:56 PM EDT
Randy - what a shot. I feel so bad for the little hummer, though. I've seen lynx spiders catch big male carpenter and bumblebees, but never thought a mantis could catch anything like a hummingbird.
Guest - May 23, 2007 05:41 PM EDT
I am amaised as the others. What an unusual capture. Great Photo
Guest - May 01, 2007 02:39 PM EDT
As a hummingbird lover, I think this shot is horrible, but, as a nature lover, I think it is fabulous. I bet it made your day, to get the chance to get this shot. I appreciate your sharing this.
Guest - Aug 21, 2006 10:47 AM EDT
Amazing - I never realized that a preying mantis could kill a hummingbird. Good capture of a disturbing picture.
Guest - Jul 21, 2006 02:26 PM EDT
I hope the Mantis had a terrible stomach ache!!!
Guest - Jul 07, 2006 03:28 AM EDT
Great Shot indeed !!!! Was shocked to know that Mantis Hunts !!! Keep up the great Work
Guest - Feb 06, 2006 03:58 AM EDT
Wow! Brilliant shot. I never thought a praying mantis could eat a hummingbird. It looks like that mantis is going to have a very big meal.
Guest - Jan 15, 2006 02:41 PM EDT
That's cool.Too bad for the hummer,but cool.
Guest - Sep 09, 2005 07:31 PM EDT
This is a Fantastic photo. Great capture and quality. Thanks for the lesson in nature. I had no idea a Mantis could do that. A Big WOW from me also....
Guest - Aug 02, 2005 11:50 PM EDT
I thought I had commented on this...My first reaction was shock and then admiration for your technical skill and sharp eyes. Wow!!
Guest - Jun 28, 2005 02:50 PM EDT
WOW!! thats an awesome shot.
Guest - Apr 07, 2005 08:37 PM EDT
That is a once-in-a-lifetime shot Randy. As usual it's up t your incredibly beautiful, professional standards while teaching us another side of the "smaller" side of life.
Guest - Apr 07, 2005 04:10 PM EDT
didnt know that prayin manthis could kill anything. Wow now I know. I had one on my door a coupla years ago.
Guest - Apr 07, 2005 03:48 PM EDT
NEAT!! Great Capture
Guest - Apr 07, 2005 02:41 PM EDT
Wow! I knew they were vicious but had no idea.

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