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Novelty hair-slide

Praying mantis on my thumb

Praying mantis on my thumb

I rescued this praying mantis twice from the swimming pool and then, as they’re possibly my favourite insects, took it indoors to show Clive.

He’d just taken this photo of it on my thumb when the phone rang and there wasn’t time to put the creature down properly.

While I talked, it climbed up my arm, onto my shoulder and into my hair, where it clung like a novelty hair-slide.

When I’d finished the call I took it outside, used my reflection in the window as a mirror so I could see to entice it onto my hand again, then released it to patrol around the window embrasure.

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  1. October 4, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Damaris, I simply loved this! xx

    • October 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you! It was actually a lovely experience.

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