Take this bad boy, for instance. If I saw it raised up to full height, I would probably run the other way. This rascal is just downright evil looking.
Devil’s Flower Mantis
Mantids are predators, and their hunting style usually involves sitting motionless until their prey comes within reach, and then whipping their forearms out at lightning speed to snag flies, beetles, even, in some cases, birds. The Devil’s Flower Mantis uses color patterns that mimic a flower to actually lure its prey within reach.
Say what you will, but in my eyes this guy is way beyond scary!
Coffee in the kitchen again this morning!