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Praying Mantis Vs. Snake...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MO Fugga, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    I like the baby corn/rat snakes better than the praying mantises (there were two of each in that vid).
     

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    OK. Wow. So much for a good night's sleep tonight.
     
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    loved the last scene..........!!!
     
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    Balls of steel:rofl::rofl:
     
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    Mantises are nasty,
    I was pushing a car into the shop at a dealership w/ a bunch of guys. Well there was a praying mantis on the roof of the car so instead of making him go inside or flicking him off into the parking lot I thought I would save him. I wrapped up a red shop rag around my hand a tried to grab him like you would a bird as to not hurt it. Well it reared back and bit the web between my thumb and forefinger through the rag and wouldn't let go. Then I gave it a flick. This thing bit down into my skin much further than you would think. I was bleeding pretty good. I have no mercy for them now.
     
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    crimsonaudio 15 or 30?

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I have also been bit by a Praying Mantis. Hurt like a mother effer.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I think in my state its actually illegal to kill them (NJ), but everything is illegal here anyway
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    It's illegal to kill them in CT, only because it's the state insect.
     
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    I wouldnt have thought it would be able to cut/ chew a snake in half as snakes are pretty tough.

    That snake didnt even see it coming. Guess because the mantis is cold blooded?
     
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    Interesting. I didn't know a Praying Mantis was capable of that. :wow: I've never actually seen one other than pictures and on TV.
     
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    That was a salt mine Mantis:whistling:
     
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    Those must be some huge Mantis. The Mantis around here are way too small to do that.

    I see a Mantis big enough to eat a mouse and I'm getting the AR out!
     
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    One of the oldest scams in the world is to get a scorpion and a praying mantis and put them in separate jars. Then you find a sucker and let him bet on who wins the fight. The sucker will almost always pick the scorpion, and the scorpion will wind up being lunch.

    Most states protect the praying mantis and the walking stick because they eat loads of insects and keep the population down.

    I've never seen one go after a snake of any kind, though.
     
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    I used to keep them as pets. I would tie a loose string around their waist and keep them near my desk at work. I never got bit. Perhaps I was just lucky