Sunday, October 07, 2007

Lucky?


The day we made settlement on our new house THIS greeted us at the front step. In some cultures the Praying Mantis is supposed to bring good luck. Both Lauren and I thought it was very cool that this Mantis was at the entrance to our new home. Lauren hates snakes and I hate spiders but we were both okay with this guy. Lauren took the pictures and then we shooed it away with an envelope.

It was a great start to our new home.

Then I read that the Praying Mantis eats it's mate.

11 comments:

Chris H said...

Ha ha, lucky you not a praying mantis then eh? Cos it's the girl that eats the boy...... I always see wee fantails (native bird of New Zealand) as a good luck charm when moving into a new home.

The Egel Nest said...

William -

Yes...they don't eat each other...only the female eats the male...Frequently, during copulation...I suppose if you have to get eaten...that is not such a bad way to go...at least timing wise! :)

I had a praying mantis hang out in my hibiscus plant last summer for a few days...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Circus Kelli said...

We had a Praying Mantis on the screen of our home after we'd been in it for about 3 months. So far, so good.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that both of you are ok with this guy....

Melinda Zook said...

Very cool. And that is good when moving into a new house. Better than being greeted by a black cat on the doorstep.

Wendy said...

I would only be worried if she brings a fork and knife to bed.

eclectic said...

Mantises are cool. Plus? They don't bother humans, so who cares what they do in the privacy of their own twigs?

Anonymous said...

I never did care for green vegetables.

Ern said...

But it can still be lucky for YOU guys, right?

Patience said...

When I was a kid we thought they would eat themselves! But I think that might have just been an ugly rumor!

Marci B. said...

Those are amazing pictures! It's gotta be good luck that you were able to take such perfect photos, so it just follows that it was there as a good luck charm for you :) Well, no matter what, seeing a praying mantis is always pretty neat. Good luck!