Don’t Erase Me, Lila!

“I realize I am in a very precarious position here. Just don’t use the eraser or scratch your head with your pencil, and we’ll both get through this, OK?”

Lila H. is a manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and she sent this little guy in.



  1. Theresa says:


  2. I say a little preyer for you…

  3. lisaLASSIE says:

    Man, ’tis a thrill to have scaled Mt. McPencilsons.

  4. murkle46 says:

    All hail Micro-Zorak!

  5. SlaveToCat says:

    I bet his penmanship is better than mine.

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Quit stalling and get to the point.

  7. 6rabbits says:

    Yea! Oakley does it again! *throws flowers about*

  8. 6rabbits says:

    I have never imagined a mantis being cute…ALIEN looking maybe, but not cute. I’m happy to be corrected! 🙂

  9. kibblenibble says:

    Once, my roommate pruned a plant that had an egg sac attached to the part that was cut off. We put it in a jar with some finely woven netting over the top. One day I came home and my kitchen had hundreds of these little guys all over the walls. I swear they all turned their tiny heads and looked at me in unison. One is cute, but en masse is a bit scary.

  10. Theresa says:

    They were all crying out in their tiny voices “WE LOVE YOU!! WE LOVE YOU!!” 😉

  11. And then you carefully set each and every one of them free in the garden, right?

  12. It looks like a little beansprout! 😀

  13. Rachael says:

    Please don’t tell me that – I had Chinese food last night! 🙂

  14. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Ahahahha, that’s like something out of a horror movie. An adorable horror movie.


  16. Weird of me, but mantids always remind me somehow of old school rap videos- they wave their hands in the air like they just don’t care.

  17. Um, aren’t the words “Alien” and ‘cute’ somewhat synonymous? I mean, aren’t Aliens funny little green critters with sproingy horns? lol 😀

  18. kibblenibble says:

    I tried my best, Zeki. There were an awful lot of them. 😯

  19. kibblenibble says:

    Ha ha, Theresa! I wish that is what I heard in my head. Instead, it was more like the shrill, piercing theme music from “Psycho” 😆

  20. kibblenibble says:


  21. Hehn Hehn

  22. 6rabbits says:

    Depends on what Sci-Fi you read…or watch!