I had some fun photographing local critters today.  DA found this praying mantis outside and placed her strategically on some blossoming sedum for me.

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We both thought that black dot at the top of the forelegs was interesting.

We also thought it was pretty cool watching this lady stalk, capture and eat her prey.

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That fly was completely devoured in seconds.

We saw this lovely at DA’s parents’ neighbour’s backyard pond.

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P couldn’t help getting a closer look.

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Last but not least, I saw a garter snake slither across a pond for the first time in my life.

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Amazing how the water lilies held him up.

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