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Look Out, Hummingbirds... A Praying Mantis May Be About to Eat You

Tom Vaughn

Retired newspaper editor and former National Park Service ranger Tom Vaughn took the above photo of a praying mantis eating a hummingbird at his home north of Mancos about 10 years ago, and posted to the online photo-sharing site Flickr. Years later, the photo is now being featured in a scientific journal article about praying mantis predation of hummingbirds, and since has gone viral on Facebook. Mr. Vaughn sat down with KSJD's Austin Cope on Friday's Morning Edition to talk more about the photo and the reactions it has received.

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