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    Mantis eats fly head

    So yesterday my buddies at work are having a fly problem in their area. They ask me to come over to take care of their fly situation (I work in a different building). I catch a few and take em back to my office. The student assistant (I work in a college) learns my fly catching technique and starts catching flies for me. I went home with about 10 flies

    I wanted to try out my new camera's video abilities, and this is the result. Next time, I'll use more light.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJBfo14d1k
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    Wow...that was almost too gruesome to watch. That sure is a predatory and ferocious mantid..

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    Neat!! Super quality as always, Larry!
    I like the beginning when the mantis looks up at the fly and just tilts its head like "oh, hello there..."

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    BRAINS!


    Were you eating an apple while filming this or what's all the noise? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Wow...that was almost too gruesome to watch. That sure is a predatory and ferocious mantid..
    Perhaps I should have included a disclaimer for gruesomeness

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    Were you eating an apple while filming this or what's all the noise? LOL
    The crunching is suppose to sound like the mantis chewing on the fly.
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