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Old Sep 24th 2007, 10:42 pm
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Think I've just had a rethink on a move to Spain!!!
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Old Sep 24th 2007, 10:53 pm
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Old Sep 24th 2007, 10:57 pm
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Praying Mantis are great no problem at all and they eat lots of the nasties. It sounds more like one of the enormous cricket/locust type beasties, they are very large and ugly.
This could be about right. A friend told us she knew exactly what it is when my wife explained about the cartoon face thing. She says she gets them in her garden all the time. She did not tell me that before we went to her BBQ the other week
I wouldn't fancy crunching on that thing
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Old Sep 24th 2007, 11:03 pm
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So how are you with snakes, lizards, tree rats and huge toads then?
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 7:54 am
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Sounds like a Saltamontes to me. Kinda like a giant grasshopper. See the picture attached.
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 8:27 am
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We have loads in our garden - and they a HUGE Also seem to shed their skin as we saw some lying on the ground nearby as we were watching them walking up the wall to our bedroom window (I promptly shut the window) Some were green and others brown. They don't bother us but I wouldn't like one to fly at me.

They make a crunching sound as the cats chew them
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 11:18 am
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They seem to enjoy bouncing off walls or you if you happen to get in the way, they also like to munch through all your plants.
I caught this one eating my flowers, he at least had the grace to look guilty.

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Old Sep 25th 2007, 3:59 pm
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So how are you with snakes, lizards, tree rats and huge toads then?
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Not too bad with little furry things, not good with slimy toads (met a few of those in my time!) tree rats are quite cute aren't they??
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Old Sep 25th 2007, 11:08 pm
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Probably a grasshopper. They grow up to 3 inches long here and its like seeing a flying stick when they take off. Grasshoppers down here grow up about 5 inches long and put the fear of god uop me until I realise what they are.
To see a Praying Mantis in flight would be a rare occurence leave alone be privvy to an actual landing!!!
I am referring to the Costa del Sol area.
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Old Sep 26th 2007, 4:08 am
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I saw a praying mantis the other day, it was a big one and when you put somthing near its face it attacks it.
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Old Sep 26th 2007, 6:23 am
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I saw a praying mantis the other day, it was a big one and when you put somthing near its face it attacks it.
I have to ask mate..................what did you put near its face?
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Old Sep 26th 2007, 6:50 am
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I have to ask mate..................what did you put near its face?

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Old Sep 30th 2007, 4:41 pm
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Seen some rather large dragon flies out today. A rather large one with a funky looking face landed on my washing line. At least I think it was a Dragon Fly, their heads seem a lot bigger than the ones in the UK . Rest of the body looks like it though. Only started seeing them the past few days.
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Old Sep 30th 2007, 4:42 pm
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I'll try to get some pictures.
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Old Sep 30th 2007, 5:03 pm
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I have to ask mate..................what did you put near its face?
Comic timing.
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