I just got some pictures of this giant praying mantis hanging out in the shade of our door handle at the office.
Isn't he cool? He's a lot prettier than that cicada Lauren went nuts for a couple of weeks ago, although I'm sure she would beg to differ. When I went out with the camera he turned and looked at me, and then turned away when he perceived I wasn't a threat. Not the sort of recognition you expect from an insect.