This was the day Noah met a praying mantis which was sat on our terrace in Italy.


Isn’t he brave! There was no way I was touching it.

The insects in Italy are generally bigger and stranger looking than the ones we are used to at home but he wasn’t put off.

These photos were taken the in the morning but he had actually met this little fellow the night before though the photos didn’t come out very well as it was dark. Luckily it was still in the same spot the next day so he could see his pet!



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9 Responses to Meeting the wildlife in Italy #bughunt #nature

  1. Carly says:

    Awesome, i’ve only seen these in zoo’s!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Very brave – I’m not sure I would do that!

  3. Oh we went to our local bug centre last year and the kids were totally comfortable holding stick insects etc – I could not even go near them!

    • Louise says:

      It’s good we don’t pass on our icky feelings to the kids anyway lol! I find it hard to even look at a stick insect 🙂 x

  4. Wow, isn’t he brave! I’m a big chicken and couldn’t possibly do that! haha! I have a photo of my 3 yr old daughter from years ago holding a giant hissing cockroach, I actually think I would’ve flung it if that was me, lol! x

    • Louise says:

      Oh cripes me too and you would have heard my screams in Australia! Good on her though definitely! X

  5. Scottish Mum says:

    Amazing how well kids seem to take insects compared to most adults.

    • Louise says:

      Yes they take it all their stride which is good. I think we must learn this fear of them along the way 🙁 x

  6. Granny says:

    Yes you were very brave Noah, like your mum I wouldn’t come within a mile of them. You will be pleased to know this chap is still here peeping through the curtains asking where his friend is. I managed to coax him onto a plant! Come back soon Noah and bring your darling Ethan and mum and dad. Xxx

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