BIBPC #2: Praying Mantis’ Feast (and Other Critters)

Hi, guys! I’m participating in my sister Megan’s fun photo contest, BIBPC. (Read about it here.) The second prompt was “critters,” meaning animals like insects, frogs, etc. I collected several fun critter photos, but I can only enter one. 😦 😉 So I decided to show you the one I’m entering, and the other ones I wish I could enter too! 😀

I’m entering the first of these pictures, and the second one is just a bonus. 🙂

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Isn’t it neat? And super gross?! XD

Story behind the picture: I took this photo a couple of years ago in September 2014. These particular pictures are actually still photos from a video I took. (You can see it here on my YouTube channel. I’m afraid the video is a bit jerky. Hold on tight! 😛 ) One day right outside our porch I saw this amazing and gross scene on one of our chrysanthemum bushes: a praying mantis was sitting there, calmly eating a bumblebee! I was so excited to get to see that! It seems like the bee would have killed the praying mantis first by stinging it, but apparently not.

So, Megan, since I have two critters in the picture I get double the points, right? No? Aww, shucks. XD

Now here are the ‘reject’ pictures. Poor lil’ guys. Don’t worry, I like you too! 😀


Spring peeper: so cute and tiny!

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Cicada (from this post)

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Honeybees (from this post)

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And I believe this is a bullfrog. I was almost going to enter him in, but I thought maybe a frog was too normal. (More normal than a praying mantis eating a bumblebee anyway. 🙂 )

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His eyes were so pretty!

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Which picture was your favorite?









27 thoughts on “BIBPC #2: Praying Mantis’ Feast (and Other Critters)

  1. Wow! That is so cool and gross! XD I love praying mantises! (Is that even a word? 😛 )
    The picture of the cicada is awesome. 😀 I wanted to find a snake for my BIBPC picture, but I couldn’t. :/ 😛

    -Clara ❤


      1. XD sorry, I thought you knew what that meant. Like Groady is like Gross. XD And dude…just something I say sometimes! So like ‘Gross, Man’ XD Ish! 😛


  2. Ooh! So cool! And gross too…haha! XD Oh, did I tell you? I have a WordPress blog now! ( I ❤ WordPress and I'm so excited to start blogging on it! 😀 I'll also be posting my Wordcrafters chapter on it. 😀 Oh, and I've got a confession to make: Just last Thursday, I realized it was titled Wordcrafters! I always thought it was Woodcrafters, haha! XD 😛


    1. Thanks, Grace! Ooh, yay, you’re joining WordPress! I’ll check out your blog for sure. 🙂 Haha, that’s funny about “WoodCrafters”! XD Well, at least you know now. XD

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      1. You’re welcome! Yay! 🙂 Thanks!
        I know! I always looked at it and though it was “Woodcrafters” and I was like, who would name something “Woodcrafters? Huh, oh well…” LOL! XD


  3. I had such a hard time with this…you would have guessed that I live in the city! 🙂 I love that picture, it’s really neat. and gross, but you can’t have it all, can ya? I haven’t seen ANY frogs on our property. Not that I’m looking for them, but I found out that once you start LOOKING for bugs, they’re impossible to find.

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    1. Thanks! Yep. 🙂 Hmm… maybe you should just walk around looking up at the sky and say, “I’m not looking for bugs,” and then maybe they’ll come swarming. XD


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