Last evening I had a vicious but graceful visitor in my back yard. Not being the bravest of souls I used the zoom on my camera to take photos. With the ability of the praying mantis to turn its head 180 degrees it was able to keep its eyes on me the entire time it was photographed. Its praying spiky arms stretched and reached but I kept a safe distance. Probably just eaten its mate for dinner it was none to concerned with another meal and it was moving slowly and seemed to be unaware of the excitement it was causing in my house. Known for its courage and fearlessness I hope that it will leave a little with me because I need to be braver around a mere bug!!!