The praying mantis is one of a wide variety of predators of the hummingbird. It may surprise you, as it did me, to learn that praying mantis will successfully capture, kill, and eat a hummingbird. Due to the lightning-fast manner in which the insect strikes it is often assured of success. It may take over a day for the bird to be consumed by the praying mantis, because of the relative size difference.
How many of us have ever seen the praying matis kill and eat a hummingbird? Not many I would imagine. It is not my intention to offend anyone by posting this video. It is a known fact that hummingbirds are often killed by the various predators that attack them. I am just wanting to provide you the opportunity to witteness something you would probably not otherwise see.