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Carl_Constantine



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Praying Mantis vs. Mouse Reply with quote

Who wins? I think you'll be surprised

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/64657/Praying_Mantis_And_Mouse.html

Or maybe not, depending on how much you know. But it surprised the heck out of me I tell you.
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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good video -- a carefully planned and well executed studio session, I think.

About a year ago, a post by mowse brought to our attention this related link, about an in-the-wild incident:

http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyardbirds/hummingbirds/mantis-hummer.aspx?sc=birdwireJul2005

--Rik
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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nathan Bedford Forrest said it well:

[my military strategy is] "get there first with the most men."

Mice aren't ambush predators (to my knowledge), but if this one had somehow acted in that role versus the mantis, he'd be having mantis stew! There are movies of a Hawaiian caterpillar (evolved into the role) eating spiders and ants!
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