A camera loving mantis paid me a visit a few days back. Calling him “Camera loving” might me an understatement. This guy loved the camera so much that it kept jumping on top of it. He kept running up my arm to get near the camera.
Apparently mantises like to pose for the camera just like the birds!
There are superstitions associated with mantises in India. One is that this guy brings good luck if he visits your home. I had heard about this one before. The other superstition is among the people of the small town and is on the other end of the spectrum. They say that it is sign of bad luck or that someone wants to harm you using witchcraft. Two regions and completely different thoughts about a poor little mantis. I’ll stick to my belief i.e A mantis is just a mantis, not a sign!
I left him outside near the plants and haven’t seem him since. May be he is out there posing in front of other cameras.