What is it?

Backwoods Savage Posted By Backwoods Savage, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
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    Found this critter today and wondering what it is.


    EDIT: I have no idea why the picture did not post. But, just click on the link and it will show.
     
  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Bug.JPG

    Found this critter today and wondering what it is.
     
  3. fishingpol

    fishingpol
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Merrimack Valley, MA
    I think a praying mantis cocoon. Or just a mantis cocoon to be PC.
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Jon, it does remind you of a praying mantis but I don't think it is.
     
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Jul 22, 2008
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    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Looks like a distant relative to the ceti eel . . . keep it away from Chekov. :)
     
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  6. h2ochild

    h2ochild
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    Dec 12, 2011
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    I think it is a Preying Mantis egg case.
     
  7. DAKSY

    DAKSY
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  8. Gasifier

    Gasifier
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    Apr 25, 2011
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    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Looks interesting BWS. I don't think I have seen one of those.
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
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    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I've seen the praying mantis and don't think this is one but it could be.
     
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
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    Nov 10, 2008
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    Standish, ME
    Remove it and cut it open.
     
  11. fossil

    fossil
    Accidental Moderator
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    Let it be, watch it...it will tell you what it is in its own time. When all is revealed, report back.
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I agree. We'll let it be and see what happens next spring.
     

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