The husband called me and said to take the camera with me because he saw this creature. The Mantis or Praying Mantis. It was a big one though and took a bunch of shot at it.
Shadow of a wild plant and Mantis

Facts about Praying Mantis

~ The praying mantis has excellent eyesight and can see up to about 50 feet away. Their eyes are made up of tiny compounds.

~ The praying mantis is actually more closely related to the cockroach than to grasshoppers!

~ The word praying mantis is often spelled preying mantis and is googled this way almost as often as the correct spelling. Preying Mantis is in essence of the character of the insect and correctly describes its predatory nature.

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