Awesome photo of a praying mantis

This is a the greatest ever photo of a praying mantis (from Flickr). They really can be aggressive little buggers.

Ninja mantis - photo from Flickr

In fact, check out this photo and story about a mantis which captured and ate a hummingbird! He impaled the hummingbird with one spiny appendage and ate his fill with the other, before dropping the dead bird and moving on. Incredible.

Mantis captured and at a hummingbird

Both links via Boing Boing