Hello! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
It's the middle of August and there are lots of amazing bugs everywhere. Last night my ghostwriter had to work until 9pm. It was starting to rain then, so she ran to her car, and jumped in as quickly as she could. Somehow, a beautiful preying mantis had slipped into the car as well. She couldn't do much about it while she was driving through a torrent of of rain in the dark, with lightning flashing all around. When she finally got home, she made a fast dash into the garage, and forgot about the mantis.
This morning it was still alive and waiting for someone to release it. But ghostwriter wanted to take a few pictures first. She gently brought it into the house, and set it on the counter with a big glass over it. Wow! Look at those massive, sharp claws! These insects will catch other insects, and eat them while they are still alive.
A few minutes later, she brought it outside and placed it atop some red roses.
After a couple more poses, it flew away.
This little hover fly was very glad the mighty mantis didn't see it sitting on the rose stem right below it!