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Wild of the Week: Mantis

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Keith Vandermeir in Carol Stream emailed to look at the size of this mantis and I thought it made a pretty good WOTW.


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Usually this time of the year, I am running Buck of the Week: Unplugged. I will run BOTW: Unplugged as long as photos keep coming.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on October 9, 2012 5:43 AM.

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