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Praying Mantis Devours a Hummingbird

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. 

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