I spotted this praying mantis on my gate when I returned home and snapped a photo of him before he fled. I had no idea these insects were so ferocious until I just did a google search on them. Wow - read this and have your opinion of these "devout" bugs change.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: