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Preying Mantis

I was waiting for my brother to finish his fencing practice on 15 August 1998 so we could start out for Mackey to hike up Mt. Borah when this preying mantis flew up and landed near me. I had never seen one before and decided to take a picture of it. It was somewhat surprised that it stood so still without flying away, but I was told later that this is typical behavior for preying mantii.