Praying Mantis Catches Hummingbird Caught on Film

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Praying Mantis Catches Hummingbird Caught on Film

 

Posted on September 10, 2009
Source: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/ 

praying-mantis-catches-hummingbird-picture-2.jpgI've heard of birds eating spiders and spiders eating birds--but who knew that praying mantises can catch hummingbirds!

The photo here proves mantises can turn the tables on birds. It was submitted to National Geographic Magazine's "Your Shot" feature and was picked as one of the "Daily Dozen" images featured on September 2.

"Like many bird watchers in our area, we keep hummingbird feeders filled in our front yard, from April until October," says Sharon Fullingim, who submitted the photo to "Your Shot." "Black chinned, broad tailed, rufous, and calliope hummingbirds visit them, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I was greeted with this shot this week. I've seen the mantis hanging around the feeders before, but didn't quite believe it would ever 'score' lunch!"

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Comments

Great shot - to bad for the hummingbird. But we all have to eat!
Posted @ Monday, November 09, 2009 3:52 PM by Keith Birkemeyer
Hello Fred, 
Unreal photograph, I'd heard of it but hadn't seen it. You sound like a hummingbird lover. Have you ever used or heard of my Hummingbird Favorite nectar made from pure herbal extracts from plants found along hummingbird migration routes? Hummingbird really do love it. All my best and by the way, nice site! 
Guerry 
www.hbirdfav.com 
Posted @ Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:07 PM by Guerry
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