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    I was attacked this morning

    A praying mantis jumped on me in my truck. Pics to follow.

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    If it is a female, keep your distance. She will have her way with you then NIP your head off.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    This sounds like it was a pretty dramatic experience for you, chris....

    How does that make you feel?

    Couch

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    A praying mantis jumped on me in my truck. Pics to follow.
    I will be awaiting the mantis pics with Mango's head.

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    That's good luck
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy_Rider View Post
    I will be awaiting the mantis pics with Mango's head.
    Oh joy
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    That's good luck
    If shopping your head onto things is what you meant, theh Chris..... must be the LUCKIEST man in the whole wide world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Thank goodness it wasn't a Dobsonfly.

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    I was lucky to come out of this unscathed. Better pictures tonight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    I was lucky to come out of this unscathed. Better pictures tonight.


    Dang, the interior of your truck is spacious and well equipped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Did you check to see if the mantis is registered with the local authorities? Has it been involved with any previous attacks?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    Have you taken it to the vet to get its tetnus shot?

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    I wonder if it is chipped? You might have it scanned for a chip at your vet? Are you going to place it with a no kill shelter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    That thing is tiny. We had one in our frontyard a couple of years ago that was 3-4" and it lounged around in our bushes for a day or two.
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    Let me know when one of these things attacks you

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    I can't help but feel disappointed by the lack of a Praying Mantis with Mango's head on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy_Rider View Post
    I can't help but feel disappointed by the lack of a Praying Mantis with Mango's head on it.
    Valid Point! Come on Chris..... we need a mangopumpkinmantis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    JSharrrr, WTF is that?

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    Awesome. Always wondered how'd look as an insect. Sidenote: I hate you all.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    I hate you all.
    Like that's the first time I've heard that.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Awesome. Always wondered how'd look as an insect. Sidenote: I hate you all.
    <ahem> And you are pregnant...

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    It was well worth the wait.

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