Saturday, October 25, 2008

Camera Critters #29



Hello Critter Lovers.

On Friday morning I started out to go to the store. As I was opening the car door, I found I had a hitchhiker. This is what I discovered.




He/she was a pretty stubborn one too. Wouldn't get off no matter what I did.




I guess he/she just wanted to go along for the ride.


Every week our Camera Critters meme is hosted by Misty Dawn. Thank you very much, Misty. We appreciate it.

41 comments:

Alida Thorpe said...

A praying mantis?
He/She seems so large! Nice capture before it flew away!

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot! He was a determined little guy, wasn't he?

Deborah Godin said...

This is one of the most interesting critters! I haven't seen any around here yet, but I keep looking. Maybe if they'd cooperate and show up on something red, like this one did! Fun post, Bobbie!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! He/she is a cute little mantis, but doesn't he/she know that it is dnagerous to hitchhike? Lisa

me ann my camera said...

I don't think I've even encountered a mantis; its seems rather socialbe doesn't it!

Carletta said...

This is the second one I've seen in CC's today and I haven't seen one for real in years.
Great capture!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Maybe the "walking stick" got tired of walking and wanted to hitch a ride. :)

Juliana RW said...

lucky you have your digicam by you...

Please drop at my CC post also : in HERE. Thanks

Bear Naked said...

Oh my gosh.
Now the camera critters are coming TO you.
You must be getting quite a reputation in the critter world.

Bear((( )))

Aileni said...

You would need a large jar and piece of card for that lady(?)

Kelly said...

Wow! I have never seen one out of the garden before! Persistent!
I haven't been out blogging much lately, but wanted to thank you for stopping by recently! I appreciated your kind words! I bookmarked you blog, so I can come see you again!

Lapa37 said...

Maybe she needed to go to the store as well and was tired of flying.lol

Webradio said...

Very great shots !

Yes beautiful photos...

Have a good day !

ratmammy said...

now that's an interesting looking bug! also, great contrast with the car!

Reader Wil said...

That's a very clear picture of this insect! He looks like a big guy! Have a great weekend!

Kay said...

Good gracious! It's huge and looks almost like an albino.

Shelly said...

That's a biggie! Love those bugs, I finally got a shot of one this summer...I was giddy. ;)

Misty Dawn said...

Obviously, I'm a HUGE fan of Praying Mantis, as you can tell by my post on Misty's Words this week. They are endangered - He just wanted a ride to go find his pals ;-)

kenju said...

I had a mantis stuck to my garage screen door recently, and he wouldn't move either....LOL

sandyshares said...

they are going strong this week. Haven't seen one myself in many many years sandy

Michele Wassell said...

What a great blog! The little critter seems so big... I have seen these from time to time in my yard, but never thought of photographing them.. I will have to do so sometime.

Sue said...

Great pic for CC :) They are hardy little critters eh!

Jeanne said...

Wow very cool looking. Bet he'd just blend in if he was in the grasses this time of year.

Julia said...

I didn't realize they were so large, yikes. Pretty cool

Ladynred said...

Must have like your car! Nice shot!

storyteller said...

Wow … what a ‘kewl’ critter you found to share today … and a hitch-hiker to boot! Mine’s at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: Very cool, did you pick it up and move it or just drive away? That one doesn't look like it has the green eyes.

Dianne said...

wow he's a big one. lucky he didn't steal the car ;)

great close-ups

Rose said...

Maybe he thought you were the local taxi!

Tootie said...

Hmmm, waiting for a special invitation, I suppose. :-)

Jeremy Lavine said...

Maybe he/she was praying. I'm sure they have their own religion.

Martha said...

Doesn't he know hitchhiking can be dangerous?! Neat shots :-)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

WOW... just suctioned itself on there and refused to leave... that's amazing... what a bug!! =)

marLou said...

Neat pictures. This looked big.

onangelwings said...

Damn that thing looks huge.

Lilli & Nevada said...

now that is some hitchiker nice shot

Gattina said...

At least it was a peaceful hitchhiker and not one with a gun, lol !

Daryl said...

I havent seen a walking stick in forever ... I hope he/she enjoyed the ride

:-Daryl

B. Roan said...

One of this critter's relatives hopped on my face while walking through the woods a couple of weeks ago. I had my camera, but was too busy screaming to remember to take a picture. Nice shot! BJ

ChrissyM said...

Seems like a large bug. What a great shot!

Trannyhead said...

Why am I not surprised that you drive a red car? :-)