Praying mantises are a wonder to behold. That is, if you only go by their deceptively peaceful "prayer" pose. The seamier truth is that praying mantises are sly, ruthless predators that can eat everything from small insects to mice and frogs.
Let's take a gander at some rather freaky poses from this creature that, without hardly trying, can display an evil side. Don't be fooled by its bulging, alien-looking eyes: the praying mantis has none of "E.T.'s" charm, and it could never build a radio to call its friends in outer space.
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