Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday Morning Creature
I held the door open and he crawled up to the outside. Then he stopped with one leg still in the door. I propped my flip flop in the screen door so he would not get crushed. I yanked the puppy back into the house, close the main door and ran upstairs for my camera. I had to take a picture of this giant bug, I'd never seen a bug so big and seeing it for the very first time at eye level inches from me was rather startling and word producing. A long slew of words "Holy moly .... phew thank goodness he didn't jump on me!" No potty mouth words.
As I took a bunch of pictures, he very slowly crawled up higher. I was able to get my flip flop back and take the puppy for a walk.
I posted my picture on twitter and almost instantaneously found out I have a praying mantis crawling on the side of my house. Apparently he is good luck. I need all the luck I can get right now! It was suggested I transfer him to my garden. Yeah right! He can find his own way there, I ain't touching it.
I did a little research on the internet and got a bit creeped out with the facts and some of the folk lore. I'll ignore the bad stuff like men going blind. I will hold onto the positive. All is good now, I have luck on my side!