Praying for a Mantis

This was right outside my front door. A motherfather mantis on the motherfather step.

Last time I checked, I live in the Silicon Valley, not the Everglades. McKayla Maroney is not impressed.

Is he an albino? According to Emmy's "Bugs Bugs" book from the Target $1 bin, praying mantises (mantii?) are bright green. I wanted to catch this thing and release it across the street but nooooo. The Good Doctor wanted to leave it alone.

Now when he wakes up at night and this thing is staring him in the face, you know who will have the last laugh.

Vicky Nguyen