The Praying Mantis

I had always been amazed by the Praying Mantis.  For an insect it seemed to be very graceful and had human like movements at times.  I am a discovery Channel fan and used to watch Nova as a kid.  I always loved nature shows.

I had also seen the Mantis as a pet, and always wondered how cool it would be to have one some day.  I had not see one up close until I moved to the US.  Since moving here I have seen 3 or 4 up close.  They are beautiful insects.

There are plenty of Kung Fu styles to choose from, and even though I did not seek the Mantis style, I was lucky enough to find it.  The Mantis style is both graceful and powerful.  It controls the energy in a way that you are not wasting any of it.  I am not even close to beginning to think that I am learning the style.  I am barely scratching the surface.  Every class I attend I am more and more in love with the Mantis.

Going back to being amazed at the insect, do you think that a Mantis can actually take down a bird?  We are used to seeing birds eat insects and not the other way around.  I just wanted to share this link, mind you the pictures can be graphic, but it is amazing what this insect can do.

5 Responses to The Praying Mantis

  1. Whoa! That’s not just ANY bird… that’s a freaking HUMMING BIRD!!!

    QUICK LIKE NINJA!!

  2. Oh my GAWD! That was so tripped out. I can’t BELIEVE it did that to a humming bird like that!!

  3. Wow amazing! Poor bird!

  4. THAT KICKS ASS, DIE DUMB BIRD

  5. Lawl that bird was pwnd
    like that prantis was like
    Wham gotcha hah ha ha…
    yea that is freaking weird

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