This is the latest edition of “Who’s in my car?”
The last couple of days I have looked in my rearview mirror and noticed something hanging from the top of the inside. It was outlined by and sitting near the back window. I wondered what the heck it was? Maybe an insect? Kinda looked like one, but it wasn’t moving. A strange leaf? That had legs? Didn’t look like a spider. The silhouette was wrong. And it didn’t move during the two days I noticed it! I kept forgetting to check it out so tonight when I parked it, I finally remembered to look.
Holy crap, it was a large praying mantis! Bright green and oh so pretty. I laughed and laughed. Really?! You’re kidding me! Gaia is not letting me off the hook here!! How did you get in here, I asked?! And why did no one else see it? So I went and found a stick so it could climb on it for safe transport. I coaxed the amazing little beauty on the stick and carried it to a nearby tree and just stopped and gazed at it, telling it how beautiful it was. I thanked it for joining me in my car and told it I felt that it will be happier on this tree. I bet it was hungry.
I have no idea how long this praying mantis was in there since this is a new car I started driving this week.
So, to recap. The first day I had to scoot out a small nest of ants.
The second day, I had a white moth, a black wasp and a blue bottle fly have to be escorted out.
The third day was a tiny spider who floated down in my face.
Today, the praying mantis in the back window.
Wow!! I am dumbfounded. And appreciative!!