There are many different kinds of Praying Mantises. Some are big, some are small. They live everywhere, but mostly in tropical areas. They eat bugs that are harmful to gardens. A Praying Mantis has spiny front legs that he uses to grasp and hold his prey. Praying Mantises are my favorite type of bug.
Here are some You Tube Videos about Praying Mantises:
Praying Mantis - Healthy Praying Mantis on hand.
Nature's Perfect Predator: Praying Mantis - Absolutely terrifying to watch, this Animal Planet video does a great job of describing how these bugs survive as a predator.
Sick Praying Mantis - He's so cute!