I was checking on my catnip plant earlier this week and you will not believe what I saw!
Can you see it?
Maybe I should give you a small hint. Can you see now?
It was a baby praying mantis! It was about a half inch long, if that. We hardly ever see praying mantises around here, much less baby ones. When my human saw it, it was munching on a gnat.
Clearly, it did not like being disturbed!
It quickly tired of all the attention and tried to get away from prying eyes.
At first, I wished that my human had brought him inside as a tasty treat for me, but then I discovered that praying mantises actually help my catnip plant by eating the pests that want to munch on it. So it is allowed to stay as long as it wants!