Maybe if I Just Sneak By Quietly….

The title doesn’t really tell the true story here. The mantis didn’t seem the least bit intimidated by Milo (a neighbor’s cat who pretty much lives at our house). As I was photographing the mantis the old cat just walked over, plopped down behind it, and fell asleep. (He follows us everwhere.) A bit after taking this picture my movements startled the insect and it ran to hide beside the cat. Milo seemed a little annoyed by the attention, but did his best to ignore it. He soon went back to sleep.




  1. peg

    terrific photo….

  2. Danton

    This is simply wonderful! The sneaking insect, so unusual in the detail of its body, and the snoozing cat, so comfortable. What a great shot!