Rooftop alien or houseguest?

The kid with the really loose tooth was the first to spot our playground visitor. The praying mantis was sitting right there at the peak of the playhouse roof.

After trying to stare us down, the mantis began roaming around the roof. Rather than trying to avoid the paparazzi, it seemed to be testing our mettle and preparing to charge the photographers! For the students this was as good as a circus.

© 2008 Nancy L. Ruder

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