The hunter of insects

One day, we brought home some moringa branches from our neighbourhood garden, my father spotted a small greenish insect with big round eyes, a turnable head and powerful front legs to hold its prey with. We kept it in a container and feed it with small spiders found in the house.

He was… a praying mantis!

I named it Bobby, and from that day on, my father went around the house finding small insects for Bobby to eat. Now everybody in my family contributed to find food for Bobby. Even my little brother. Once,he found a small cockroach for Bobby.

One day, Bobby grew wings. As he has grown, we decided to release him. He started flying but he still stayed within the house so we continue to take of it.

Today, Bobby finally decided to leave. Bye Bobby, we will miss you!


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