So, today I stepped outside and found a little power struggle taking place on the deck. A praying mantis vs. a yellow jacket.
"Put up your dukes."
I left the dynamic duo alone while I went inside to finish some chores. When I came back outside some time later, this is what I saw.
"Come on out and fight you yellow-bellied, buzzing backyard bully!"
Yeah, I know, I'm weird. I admit to being fascinated by strange things, and there are plenty of strange things to grab my fascination. But I am curious if anyone else has ever seen anything like this.
I like praying mantis. Never gave 'em much thought until the day I saw one on a plant and I said, "Hi there mantis bug." The mantis then turned it's head and looked directly at me as if to say 'Hello' in return. Loved that.