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I Hadn't Really Lived Until...

I was attacked by a Praying Mantis.

Yes, really. There I was, minding my own business, mesmerized by the beauty of a flowering, fruiting papaya tree when I noticed this little fellow watching my every move. So, being the Nature Paparazzi that I am, I of course began photographing his every move like, you know - up close and personal. Well, he finally threw a fit worthy of Alec Baldwin, and flung himself at my camera at which point I let out a girlish scream and stumbled backwards rather less girlishly, waving my camera around and laughing at myself while he straddled the lense menacingly. I bowed to his demands and left him in the tree to do whatever it is a mantis does, in peace....

What's your story? I want to know!! Send me photo if you have it, and your story in 250 words or less, and if it floats my boat and blows my hair back, I'll add it to my collection and you win a Travelling Book Society copy of my book, Each Wind That Blows!

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